Hello! I had a breast reduction in 2006, from a HHH, (that the surgeon said was much bigger to a DD) I never had very painful scars until about a month ago I noticed an area on the lower area of where the reduction was that was slightly raised and very painful to the touch. I also get sharp pains once in a while in my chest. Is this normal?? Why did it take so long for that area of the scar to be so painful?
Painful Scar Tissue After Breast Reduction 6 Years Later, Is this Normal?
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Breast reduction and pain six years later
It is unusual for a scar six years old to cause pain after a breast reduction. An exam may help delineate the cause. You should probably see a surgeon regarding this. Good luck.
Scar pain after breast reduction
It would not be typical for a pain pattern to develop six years postoperatively. You should see your plastic surgeon to evaluate whether a late hypertrophic scar is at issue. Also, whenever a patient presents with breast pain, I recommend a breast examination. If you have not had a screening or regular followup mammogram, then this is always advisable.
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