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Possible to Have Axillary Web Syndrome After Breast Implant Surgery?

I had implant surgery (axillary incision) 4 weeks ago, and have tight cords running from my armpit down to my wrist. Is this AWS, is it common in breast augmentation surgery and what can I do about it?

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Axillary web syndrome?

Sometimes patients develop cords from superficial venous thrombosis and in most cases these  respond to compresses and anti-inflammatories, but an exam is important, and I suggest you see your doctor.


Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Possible to Have Axillary Web Syndrome After Breast Implant Surgery

This does not make sense and may represent some other process inlcuding venous thrombosis and should be evaluated by a surgeon.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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