I have dying skin at the flap sight. It is about 2" long and just recently opened up an 1" and I can see into the cavity. To make matters worse, now I see about 2" away from that sight along the scar line, there is some oozing pus coming through in small areas within what I thought was a successful healing.
Yellow pus is in the cavity and my plastic surgeon told me to not worry about it and that it will take about 3 months now to heal. I have been told to waterproof the area, not to clean it and to wear a horizontal Kotex pad and this isn't working for me as the pad does not draw the pus away from the sight so I bought some surgical gauze and a surgical pad to go over it and decided to use saran wrap and tape to keep it water proof. I am just worried about it not closing up. How does dying skin heal itself or do you think in three months I will need a skin graph. I am also worried about infection because I have been told not do to any cleaning in the site or wipe the pus out.
This procedure was done with a hysterectomy and I now have urinary tract infection and passing some fluid vaginally. Please, can you give me some advice? P.S. I am very happy with the my tummy tuck/hernia repair and my surgeon. Thank you.
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