Open wound after cleft lift with Senapati

Alicemay

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Hi all,
I wanted to create a thread about wounds opening up after having a cleft lift procedure with Asha Senapati.
I’ve been referred to her after 9 months of grief and 3 failed surgeries with my surgeon at my local hospital.
I had a cleft lift procedure with her last week (03/08/22) and she said it went very well but is it in an awkward place and is likely to open up slightly but this should heal by itself in a few weeks time.
I was doing well in my recovery for the first week, I had the drain taken out this Monday (08/08/22) and all was good.
Although I’m not able to see the full wound and it does go right in between my cheeks I believe it had opened up a bit at the bottom of the wound, due to a slight smell and feeling some leaking.
If there is an opening I’m hopeful that this will heal up in a few weeks time (I’m taking vitamin supplements and eating lots of vitamin c and protein rich foods). But I was wondering if other people have experienced this after having the cleft lift procedure with Asha Senapati, and how long it took to heal up properly after opening up?

I’d be so appreciative to hear your stories if you would like to share them!

Alice :)
 

Alicemay

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Update I’ve had another part of my wound open up after a lot of fluid was dripping from it on Saturday evening. There was no opening at this point but then this morning (Sunday) I’ve had an opening hole appear. I’m now on antibiotics which will hopefully help the amount of fluid, but worried about how well this will heal now.
I’ve had bad experiences with wound opening after surgeries with my previous surgeon.
Has anyone had this before?
 

Snowcloud27

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Update I’ve had another part of my wound open up after a lot of fluid was dripping from it on Saturday evening. There was no opening at this point but then this morning (Sunday) I’ve had an opening hole appear. I’m now on antibiotics which will hopefully help the amount of fluid, but worried about how well this will heal now.
I’ve had bad experiences with wound opening after surgeries with my previous surgeon.
Has anyone had this before?
Hi, I’m currently healing from a cleft lift and mine opened up a bit (popped stitch and a raw open shallow skin sort of patch at the bottom) and I’ve had another little one open up recently. I’m about 5 weeks from surgery. This is my second surgery too after My first one I had a year ago failed to heal up (left open). I was just wondering if you’re all fine now/ how long it took for them to heal up? I’m trying to be hopeful but it’s hard after the previous op failing
 

Alicemay

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Hi, I’m currently healing from a cleft lift and mine opened up a bit (popped stitch and a raw open shallow skin sort of patch at the bottom) and I’ve had another little one open up recently. I’m about 5 weeks from surgery. This is my second surgery too after My first one I had a year ago failed to heal up (left open). I was just wondering if you’re all fine now/ how long it took for them to heal up? I’m trying to be hopeful but it’s hard after the previous op failing
Hi, this sounds very similar to what I had! Mine healed up eventually seemed to take a while but it was about 2 months and 2 weeks after surgery that I was fully healed! It was like a surface wound so no deep cavities or anything which I was so relieved about because I had awful cavities after 3 failed surgeries with a different surgeon. And I think it was from there it was so low down that the stitch came undone because it was showing it wasn’t dissolving so I had the stitch removed probably about 2 weeks after the surgery and it eventually healed after that! I also had a small it open up and lots of fluid come out a bit further up the incision but unlike my 3 previous failed surgeries, it healed very quickly, and wasn’t a problem! It only took one cleft lift with Asha Senapati and I’m all sorted. If you just have a surface wound I’m sure it will heal up as it sounds the same was what I had. I got my partner to take pics for me as each dressing change as I obviously couldn’t see it with my own eyes haha and was a good way to track the healing process! But be hopeful and keep track with pictures and keeping it clean with saline water and dressings and I’m sure it will heal up! Fingers crossed for you as I know how disheartening it is when you’ve had failed surgeries
 

Snowcloud27

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Hi, this sounds very similar to what I had! Mine healed up eventually seemed to take a while but it was about 2 months and 2 weeks after surgery that I was fully healed! It was like a surface wound so no deep cavities or anything which I was so relieved about because I had awful cavities after 3 failed surgeries with a different surgeon. And I think it was from there it was so low down that the stitch came undone because it was showing it wasn’t dissolving so I had the stitch removed probably about 2 weeks after the surgery and it eventually healed after that! I also had a small it open up and lots of fluid come out a bit further up the incision but unlike my 3 previous failed surgeries, it healed very quickly, and wasn’t a problem! It only took one cleft lift with Asha Senapati and I’m all sorted. If you just have a surface wound I’m sure it will heal up as it sounds the same was what I had. I got my partner to take pics for me as each dressing change as I obviously couldn’t see it with my own eyes haha and was a good way to track the healing process! But be hopeful and keep track with pictures and keeping it clean with saline water and dressings and I’m sure it will heal up! Fingers crossed for you as I know how disheartening it is when you’ve had failed surgeries
Ah thank you for sharing your experience, hopefully it’ll be similar for me. I’ve currently been given inadine strips to dry it out that just kinda sit their without a dressing on top, seems to be drying it out - just need the skin to form now ahaha. It’s so disheartening but I’m glad I’ve now found this page with people in similar positions
 

Alicemay

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Ah thank you for sharing your experience, hopefully it’ll be similar for me. I’ve currently been given inadine strips to dry it out that just kinda sit their without a dressing on top, seems to be drying it out - just need the skin to form now ahaha. It’s so disheartening but I’m glad I’ve now found this page with people in similar positions
No problem at all! Ah I had that after my first surgery but my surgeon wasn’t very good and it didn’t work because I had cavities not just surface wounds. I’m sure it will, I’m so glad I found this page too I was at such a loss and had an awful experience with it, this forum was how I found out about Asha Senapati too! Hope you get healed up soon :)
 

Pataki Viktor

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No problem at all! Ah I had that after my first surgery but my surgeon wasn’t very good and it didn’t work because I had cavities not just surface wounds. I’m sure it will, I’m so glad I found this page too I was at such a loss and had an awful experience with it, this forum was how I found out about Asha Senapati too! Hope you get healed up soon :)
Hi
When you say fully healed, you mean you can sit long hours, drive a car?
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Alicemay

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Hi, yes completely healed, I just have a scar from the incision. I can sit properly and drive for long periods. There nerves are still feeling a bit funny so it can ache if I am sat for too long. But I’m very much back to normal compared to how I was before surgery with Asha Senapati!
 
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