Sour smelling steri strips

@Dr. Michelle Roughton- I had a preventive nipple and skin-sparring double mastectomy w/ Aloderm and tissue expanders July 25th with no complications. I had weekly fills to 600cc and had my implant exchange surgery with fat grafting Oct 10th (Allergan SRX smooth 650cc overs). Incisions were made under my breasts for both surgeries. My hubby and I removed my steri strips yesterday after I showered. They had started to fall off, turned brown and had a sour smell. My recovery from the exchange surgery hasn't been terrible. My bruising is pretty much gone. I still have swelling in my breasts, stomach and flanks- but it's not terrible. I took another shower a little while ago and noticed that I still have the sour smell, although not as bad as it was with the steri strips. I'm not running a temperature. The incisions do not appear to have any issues- there's no drainage or visible infection. I go back to my surgeon this coming Wednesday. Do you think that I may have an infection? Should I call my doctor to see if I can be seen before then? Thank you!

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  • It's probably always wise to loop in your surgeon.  The under the breast area is fraught with yeast though and I suspect that's the issue.  Would encourage it keeping it clean and dry and consider an anti fungal powder.  Best of luck!


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    • Dr. Michelle Roughton Thank you so very much for the feedback and recommendation. I'll call my surgeon in the morning πŸ‘

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