1 month post op and notice open wounds. (photos)
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Wound one month post
This will likely heal with time and conservative measures. You should follow-up with your surgeon to receive appropriate wound care instructions and follow-up to make sure it is progressing the way it needs to.
I wouldn't expect these types of wound openings 1 month post op. Certainly if you've had a change of course, let your Plastic Surgeon know. They should examine you in person.
All the best
Thank you for your question.
I would certainly follow up with your surgeon. Anytime you have a change in your post op recovery, it is time to be evaluated. Best of luck!
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It is very important to contact your surgeon for any concerns with wound care. He or she can advise you on the best course of treatment.
1 month post -op and open wounds
You really should see your surgeon, especially if you are having redness beyond your open wounds. It might be time for some antibiotics and a different wound care regimen.
You might also check to see if your bra is rubbing on these wounds.
Dr. Christine Rodgers
Wound on breast
Thanks for your inquiry, please get a hold of your surgeon to advise. Early wound management can prevent future issues and allow for better healing.
One month postop
Send these same pictures to your operating surgeon for their assessment and guidance in terms of getting this to heal more quickly.
1 month post op and notice open wounds.
Thank you for your question. I recommend to call and see your PS. Look like some wound healing issues. Need local wound care and need to assess to make sure no deep infection.
Open breast wounds
I would recommend that you contact your surgeon.
You have a wound healing problem, likely caused by inadequate circulation- this happens, and fortunately for you, it is only a small area and should ultimately heal nicely.
The other problem I see is a suture that has surfaced and needs to be removed. The "spitting suture", is another possible reason for the sores.
In either event, I would ask the doctor about the ointment, as you do not appear to be infected. I have experienced in my practice that use of antibiotic ointment for longer than a few days can lead to a very bad yeast infection.
All the best.
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