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Is It Common to Have a Suture Reaction in One Breast and Not the Other?


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Suture reaction

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It is certainly possible to have suture issues in one breast and not in the other.  This could be irritation or "spiting" of sutures.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Suture reaction after breast surgery

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Occasionally a patient may develop a suture reaction or stitch abscess in one breast and not the other. These are usually relatively minor problems that are readily treated.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Suture reaction in Breast Surgery

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Yes, I have observed a suture reaction in one breast and not the other but this is a technical definition and it is more likely due to an exposed suture rather than a true "suture reaction".

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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