It's almost three months since surgery and these things have appeared. What are they and should I be worried? (Photo)
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Wait for some time
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Red spots after lift
This is a wound healing problem. It is likely due to an irritated suture that didn't dissolve yet. I recommend that you visit with your plastic surgeon so that he can decide what would be best. If you develop signs of infection, call immediately.
Incisions after Surgery
Great Question! Looks as though you are spitting some sutures. This is very common. Sometimes they will come out on their own, sometimes you may need to go back to your surgeons office and have them remove the stich. Sometimes your body will refuse the stitch which causes it to boil up. Should not cause any problems with your outcome since you are already three months post op. Good Luck!
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It appears you may be experiencing some stitch spitting which is just dissolvable suture working themselves out of the incision instead of dissolving internally. This will typically create a small area or irritation and a superficial opening but would be expected to heal well with simple wound care. I recommend that you have this evaluated by your Plastic Surgeon and let them advise you how to help the area heal.
All the best
Thank you for your question. Based on the picture it look like a spit suture. If you see any suture you can pull it if not please call your PS they will take care of this in office easily.
Hi. Sometimes the sutures (stitches) that are under the skin don't dissolve the way they are supposed to. They can work their way to the skin and poke through. This is called suture spitting and it is not uncommon. You should call your PS and it is fairly simple for him/her to remove the problem suture before it becomes infected. He/She will give you instructions on how to take care of the area as well. Best of luck!
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