Breast lift & implants complication, incision won't heal. Any idea what should I be doing about it? (photos)

Over 3 weeks ago had the surgery. My cut wont heal yet on one side. I'm on my 3rd anti biotic. Puss comes out still. I saw a non plastic surgeon dr. N my surgeon tells me that I should be patient n wait plus ofcourse keep the cuts clean. Any idea what should I be doing about it? I'm starting to worry like crazy! Thank a lot

Doctor Answers 4

Breast lift & implants complication, incision won't heal.

From the photos it appears that this is a superficial wound problem - however, this can not be determined without a physical exam. If your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon determines this to be superficial (meaning there is not a deeper infection) then careful wound care and antibiotics should help this resolve. 
Good Luck! 


Charlotte Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Breast lift and implants

The photo is a bit blurry, but it looks like you have some superficial breakdown of the wound.  Follow your surgeon's wound care advice closely. Good luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Infection after Augment Mastopexy

Judging by the photo it does not appear that your implant is infected, but make sure you see your surgeon regularly.  Some supplements that may speed wound healing are vitamin C, zinc, and vitamin A (if you are on steroids of any kind).  Ask your surgeon about this.  Good luck.

Nicholas Husni, MD, PhD, FACS
Cleveland Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

Breast lift & implants complication, incision won't heal. Any idea what should I be doing about it?

Yes ! Allow more healing time to occur, like a few more weeks. Or consider PRP infusion therapy at a cost of $1,000 per session... 

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