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How long does it take for a small opening in the breast to close after breast augmentation 3 weeks ago?

Q:

I had breast augmentation three weeks ago.  I have a small opening in the breast which bleeds a bit.  I am using a triple antibiotic salve on it.  How long can this take to close and is this normal for the healing process?

A:

Please address your concerns with your original surgeon.  This could be a normal process of your slow healing or a more important issue. I f you are not satisfied by your original surgeon's approach, then consider one of the many members of the ASAPS.

Best,

 

 

Gary R. Culbertson, MD, FACS 

A:

An opening in the breast augmentation incision could be as simple as a "suture reaction" which can be resolved by removing the suture.  It could be a sign of a bigger problem.  Therefor, it should be brought to the attention of your plastic surgeon as soon as possible.

A:

Please see your plastic surgeon soon for an examination of your breast augmentation incision.  While it may be a simple suture spit you need to be examined to make certain that your incision is healing from within and that there is no risk of exposure of your implant.

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