What to do

I had a breast reduction surgery on July 9th, I’m not sure what to do with my right breast. It seems to look a little like an infection but I don’t know. I’ve seen my family doctor and he said it is nothing to worry about but I have my concerns. What should I do to heal this fast and should I go see my plastic surgeon?

July 27th, 2018 Australia

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     Gavin Sandercoe

    Gavin Sandercoe

    30 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    New South Wales, Australia

    You have wound necrosis (or dead tissue) under that vertical scar. The best option is to return to the operating room and remove the dead tissue and close the skin again. That breast will be slightly smaller afterwards. I would want my patients to come and see me early if that happened to them.Good LuckDr Gavin Sandercoe
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     Robert Drielsma

    Robert Drielsma

    191 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    New South Wales, Australia

    Thanks for posting your photograph and questions. You should return to your surgeon for assessment. This is more wound breakdown and discharge than would be expected and revision or drainage surgery may be required.