Small hole on vertical incision 7 weeks post lift and implants. Does this look like a suture abscess? (photo)
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Open incision 7 weeks after lift and implants
Thank you for asking about your breast lift and implants.
I take every opening of an incision after a lift + implants very seriously. This may be a suture abscess but one cannot know until you are examined. Please contact your surgeon and arrange to be seen.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
It is likely a stitch abscess, but to be sure you should see your surgeon. If the implant is visible it may need to come out.
Wound healing after breast surgery.
From the photograph, it seems that this is and area that an absorbable suture has come to the surface and disrupted healing. This is quite a common finding and usually nothing has to be done except to keep the area clean. If the suture is visible, it can usually be easily removed.
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Looks like a suture abscess
Sometimes the absorbable sutures do not absorb properly and pop out like this. This will heal. Soap and water to keep it clean, polysporin. Do it 2-3 times daily. It will close on its own.
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