Skin opened up under the left breast and bleeding 3 weeks after the breast reduction surgery. (photos)
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Wound issues after reduction surgery
Skin opened up under the left breast and bleeding 3 weeks after the breast reduction surgery.
Congratulations on having undergone the breast reduction procedure. Unfortunately, these types of delayed healing problems are not uncommonly encountered, especially at the "T junctions" (related to blood supply and tension concerns). These wounds go on to heal through a process of contraction where the tissues heal from the sides towards the center of the wound; this process usually takes several weeks to occur, depending on the size of the wound. Occasionally, removal of unhealthy tissue (debridement) and/or removal of exposed sutures, may expedite the healing process.
Best wishes; despite the separation/wound it is most likely that you will be pleased with the longer-term outcome of the procedure.