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3 Doctor Answers | Asked by martha5454
Always best to check with your own primary care physician or plastic surgeon about “lumps” in the breast. Online consultants will not be able to provide you with meaningful diagnosis, treatment recommendations, or reassurance. Best wishes; hopefully, you will be very pleased with the outcome of the breast reduction procedure.
Most likely this lump is related to your surgery, but without an exam I could not be sure. You should check with your doctor.
Lumps in the breast, especially after surgery are due to postoperative changes. These include consolidation of scar tissue, fat necrosis, or even residual fibrocystic breast tissue. However, lumps should not be ignored. You should follow up with your plastic surgeon for a thorough examination. And, if you haven't scheduled your postoperative mammogram, it's time... Thank you for your question! Gregory C. Park, M.D.