Is this normal recovery 3 weeks post-op Benelli Lift only? (photo)

Especially the bump on the top

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Is it normal healing after Benelli breast lift?

You should check with your plastic surgeon, because as part of Benelli lift, a non absorbable Gortex suture is used to maintain the size of the areola. If this suture gets infected it would have to be removed and the areola gets wider. Ask your plastic surgeon if he has used that material. If so ask what he thinks about giving you some antibiotics to hopefully fight the infection and avoid removing that suture. Wish you the best recovery. 

Healing after mastopexy

Thank you for your question photo. The areas of redness and "bump" likely represent absorbable suture. You may be having a superficial reaction/infection. Although these areas generally heal without incident, I suggest you have your plastic surgeon examine and evaluate you. Best regards.

Healing after breast lift

it appears that you are spitting sutures at those points. Warm soaks 3x a day and see your doctor every couple of weeks. Should be fine as it doesn't look like an infection.

Robert V. Mandraccia, MD
Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon
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Is this normal recovery 3 weeks post-op Benelli Lift only? (photo)

Good afternoon and thank you for your question.  This may be a stitch reaction.  Please be checked by your surgeon to manage it appropriately for the best result.

Best of Luck,

Dr. K.

Julie Khanna, MD FRCSC
Ontario Plastic Surgeon
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Benelli

The incisions have some reactive erythema along the incision line which may represent suture issues.  (i.e. spitting)

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

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