Should I see a nurse or my surgeon about slight wound breakdown? (photos)
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Slight wound breakdown
You should see your surgeon because these wounds may pose some problems regarding your healing process. It is best to make sure that these breakdown does not interfere with your healing.
Minor wound issues are common and will usually heal well with conservative treatment but it is always a good idea to have your Doctor or Nurse see you in person for assessment and instruction.
All the best
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Thank you for your question. It is nice to have pictures too. My suggestion would be following up with your plastic surgeon to make them him aware of the breakdown. It seems to me a very superficial wound breakdown but you have implants and your astic surgeon would like to know now for following up purposes. Best wishes
Should I see a nurse or my surgeon about slight wound breakdown?
Wound after breast augmentation mastopexy
I recommend that you see your surgeon to check that everything is ok and to see if they think inserting a stitch will get things healed sooner.
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Wound Healing Issues after Breast Lift and Augmentation #breastlift #breastimplants
- Overall, you appear to be healing up very well!
- It is not uncommon to have a bit of delayed healing where the incision around the areola meets the vertical incision from your breast lift.
- When this occurs, I evaluate my patients in our office to make sure there isn't a retained suture that is causing an issue. I then apply Bacitracin ointment and a Band-Aid.
- I have my patients apply Bacitracin ointment and a Band-Aid daily at home, and usually within a week or so, this are goes on to heal.
- Definitely make an appointment to be evaluated, and thanks for sharing!
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