Tiny hole that was creates from my drain tube is visible. Should it have closed up? 12 days post-op. (photos)
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Post operative breast augmentation
Post-op breast augmentation
Thank you for your clinical post and you are certainly very thorough in scrutinizing your recent transaxillary surgery. The axillary position for a scar is sometimes prone to slower more difficult healing due to the moisture in the area, maceration can occur of the skin edges, but generally these scars heal very well. For only 12 days your scar appears nicely healed and often at this point the drain hole is quite visible but fills in, fades with time and can often barely be noticed.
At this point, simply cleanse as often as outlined by your plastic surgeon’s office and keep the area clean and dry.
If you’re at all concerned certainly call the office of your plastic surgeon and inquire from their post-op team what should be done at this time as they are in the best position to advise you.
I hope this information is of some assistance and best of luck.
R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D.
Certified Plastic Surgeon
Give it time
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They usually contract so much that already at 3-6 months becomes very difficult to notice them.
I would simply follow the advice of your PS, I am sure you will be fine.
I hope this helps!
Dr. Robert Shenker MD FRCSC
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