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


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?


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.




Gary R. Culbertson, MD, FACS 


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.


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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