Hi my 1st surgery in Jan of this year.I had a bad reaction to the steri strips. I was bleeding from my right breast and my left breast was blue. Feb 16th I had my 2nd surgery for the drain and my PS removed blood clots from the left breast. the problem is the swelling. I took it easy for a total of 12 weeks but I still have a lot of swelling and I’m 6 months Post op. My PS said since I’ve been thru a lot I may have the swelling for a yr. Will the swelling ever go away or could this be forever?
Breast Reduction 6 Months Ago, Will the Swelling Ever Go Away? (photo)
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Swelling after Breast Reduction?
I'm sorry to hear the complications you experienced after breast reduction surgery. Given your history, I would suggest that you wait at least one year postoperatively to evaluate the end results of surgery. Swelling/inflammation may persist for a longer period of time given the complications you experienced.
Hopefully at the one-year post operative mark you will be happy with the results of surgery and no further reduction will be necessary.
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Swelling following breast reduction
Thank you for your question. There is still a room for the swelling to go down in the next few months. but I think you had still have beast hypertrophy despite your surgery. You have to give it more time to settle. The swelling does take longer to settle when there is a complication such as infection or hematoma.
Dwelling after a breast reduction
The photo posted leads me to believe you where very large. This appears as an a stable results from a very large reduction with a complication also. If unhappy with size than the only other option is an additional reduction surgery. Sorry.
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While hard to predict for individual patients, breast reduction swelling typically takes 3 to 6 months to resolve. However, it may take longer. It is possible that your breasts may not get much smaller. If things don't change after 1 year, you may want to discuss options with your surgeon.
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