Post-surgical Plastic Surgery On The Genitals Removing Pus?
Good afternoon … I want to ask my friend a man 2 weeks ago doing plastic surgery on his genitals (skin graft) from the skin of the thigh in the graft to the genitals. But until now it has not shown postoperative wound healing and is still festering … why?
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The post-operative wound healing period can vary, some are short, some are long depending on many factors, for example:
The extent, depth and shape of the wound
Type of operation performed
Postoperative care, including patient hygiene, activities undertaken, nutritional intake
Other complications, for example bleeding disorders, secondary infections, connective tissue disorders, and so on
Unfortunately, you did not explain exactly what the details of the plastic surgery that your colleague went through before. Therefore, we also have no authority to ascertain how long the healing time will take until the postoperative wound heals completely. However, most plastic surgery procedures can require healing time ranging from 2 to 4 weeks until finally the patient can return to normal activities as usual.
Post-operative wound condition is declared healed if it no longer shows symptoms of severe inflammation, for example pain, redness, swelling, runny, bleeding, festering, and so on. If you have recovered, you can also work as usual without obstacles.
If you still find signs of severe inflammation in the wound after your colleague's surgery, especially to the point of pus removal, it is likely that the surgical wound has a secondary infection. This condition requires further treatment from a doctor or surgeon so that the infection does not spread, or even spread to other distant organs. Encourage your colleague to check back to the doctor who operated on him to be given the right treatment. For now, he should focus on resting, eating a variety of nutrient-rich and protein-rich foods, keeping post-operative wounds clean and dry, cleaning pus and dirt from the wound with sterile gauze moistened with intravenous fluids, and do not use clothes that are too tight so as not to cause excessive friction in the postoperative wound.
Hope this helps ...