8 Days Post Op Breast Lift - Left incision oozing blood, yellow puss forming. Any suggestions? (photos)

I had implantremoval and lift 8 days ago. The "T" of the left breast incision has been more red and irritated than the other. Small spot where the tape did not cover incision (pictured). It looks to be splitting and blood/yellow puss oozing. Infection? Puss has shown up in the last 2 days. I clean them with antibacterial soap in the shower, change the gauze pads daily, wearing surgical bra full time. I have a call in to my PS today, waiting to hear back but I won't until tomorrow. Suggestions?

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8 Days Post Op Breast Lift - Left incision oozing blood, yellow puss forming. Any suggestions?

Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well.. The breasts may lose their elasticity and firmness which can be caused by different factors such as pregnancy, massive weight loss, lactation and aging. To reaffirm the breasts and restore the natural look your surgeon can perform a mastopexy or breast lift. A breast lift restores a firmer, perkier, and more aesthetically pleasing shape to sagging breasts. This not only can improve a patient’s appearance by restoring her youthful, feminine proportions, but  also help bras and swimsuits fit more comfortably and attractively. By removing excess, stretched out skin, reshaping the breast tissue, and raising the nipple & areola into a more forward position, a cosmetic surgeon can create a more youthful breast contour. Stretched, large areolae can also be reduced during breast lift surgery, creating an overall better proportioned, natural looking breast, Actually the perkiness on a person or another, depends on patients skin and breast tissue!


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I appreciate your question. Since there has been a change in your post op course, please contact your surgeon so he/she can examine you and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan at this time. The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam. Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery. Best of luck! Dr. Schwartz Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute #RealSelf100Surgeon

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