You very well may have a stitch abscess but without an exam it is difficult to say. I suggest you see your surgeon.
Stitch Abscess Following Breast Augmentation
Your history suggests the presence of a stitch abscess. It's not unusual for absorbable sutures to work their way to the surface of the wound. When this happens, they frequently develop localized infection around the suture. This is known as a stitch abscess and is easily treated with local wound care. This requires removal of the suture and dressing changes. In some cases, antibiotics will be necessary as well.
Under these circumstances, it's important that you consult your plastic surgeon. Your surgeon will develop a treatment plan that addresses your problem.
It is important to get proper postoperative care to ensure the optimal result. I would suggest that you contact the implanting surgeon, and review the case probably with the assistance of the surgeon who did the follow up.
REaction of suture line after surgery
IT sounds as if you do indeed have an suture infection. YOu may want to review yorur records to determine if these were resorbable or permanent sutures.
Stitch abcess after breast implants looked at to be safe
Thank you for your question!
After reading your description and reviewing the picture you posted, I would agree that it is most likely a stitch coming through. Some surgeons use dissovable stitches that can take a few months to fully dissolve. Sometimes your body can have a reaction to this which is why the abscess occurs. To avoid any further complications and just be sure it is from the stitch, I would schedule a check-up with you plastic surgeon to be safe.
Most of us use long lasting stitches around the areola when we do mastopexy. Depending on what kind of lift it is I might even use a permanent stitch. Unfortunately, most of these stitches are very slippery and we have to put several knots in them to keep them from unraveling. It is this knot that can "spit" several months down the road. Usually at 3 month out the stitch can be removed and a dose or two will resolve the problem.
That is a stitch abscess most likely
What you are describing is the occasional process of a stitch "spitting" out as a stitch abscess. These resolve spontaneously with local care including warm compresses and removal of the stitch thread if it is present. Check with your doctor though to be sure.
It is most likely that you have a suture knot that has become infected and worked its way to the surface. The suture needs to be removed. Once removed the area will heal normally.
May be a stitch abscess after Breast Augmentation
This might be a stitch abscess as it occurred so far out. Have your new surgeon take a look at it. From your image it doesn't look bad, but without examining you I cannot tell for sure.
This is most likely a stitch abscess
I think you''re probably made the proper diagnosis. Many surgeons use Vicryl suture or other absorbable sutures around the areola. These sutures may take 6 months or more to fully dissolve and often times patients will react to them before this. You should follow up with your plastic surgeon. Usually the small piece of suture can be removed in the office with minimal pain. You may also need a very short course of antibiotics.