It has been almost two months since my breast reduction surgery. I had a few complications after because my surgeon did not put draining tubes in after my surgery. Blood and fluid kept filling up underneath my breast causing it to look like I had 4 breasts. My skin stretched out a lot. I had to get them drained 4 times and now that it's finally gone I've had these flaps of skin just sitting underneath my breasts. It's very uncomfortable, especially wearing a bra. What do I do!
Will Excess Skin Under my Breasts Go Away?
Doctor Answers (5)
Give it a little more time.
More tissue probably needs to be removed. But I recommend waiting at least 3-4 months after surgery.
Breast reduction surgery
I'm sorry to hear about your experience. Breast reduction surgery is usually a very successful operation with high satisfaction rates.
If there is significant redundant skin under the breasts you may want to have further surgery to have this removed. This is usually a minor operation performed as day surgery. However, i would suggest waiting for 6 months from the date of your original operation. You'll be surprised how much of the extra skin will take up by itself. A soft but supportive bra will help mold the shape of the new breasts and may even encourage the loose skin to shrink.
All the best,
There can be excess skin in the fold after some forms of breast reduction. This usually settles with time. Only a small percentage of patients typically require revision. Discuss this matter further with your surgeon. All the best.
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The excess skin may settle but needs time
Sorry to hear about your post operative course.
Excess skin under the breast will shrink down significantly, it usually takes 3 - 6 months depending on the elasticity of your skin and how badly was it stretched before the operation. Since you had the excess fluid, the skin hasn't had time to shrink and settle. A support bra and taping may help the process but it depends if your skin can tolerate it. Please ask your surgeon. You may have to give it some more time for it to shrink on its own. If you are not happy you can have them trimmed surgically
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