What is the Procedure and Recovery Like?
Each of these procedures is a fairly extensive treatment that does require a couple of weeks of recovery time at a minimum. Any lingering intertrigo will need to be fully healed before undergoing the procedures.
Breast reduction patients will feel a literal weight taken off their chest, and depending on the type of incisions made, it will require a support bra for the duration of recovery. The smaller breasts and freer airflow in the inframammary fold help prevent future instances of intertrigo.
Abdominoplasty or panniculectomy recovery depends on the extent of the procedure and the individual patient’s health prior to the procedure. Some patients require only a couple of weeks rest while others may need 3-4 weeks before returning to work. Clean, dry bandages minimize the risk of new rashes, and the flatter physique with tighter skin will also help prevent future intertrigo from developing.
Intertrigo is uncomfortable, embarrassing, and you don’t have to live with it. The Longwood Plastic Surgery staff are here to help, from initial treatment of the rash through the procedures that will keep your skin dry and rash-free. We’re with you the whole way.