I am 3 weeks post op from breast augmentation surgery and have discovered hard lumps where the drainage tubes came out (they were in for 24 hours) Will this get better over time or is there something I can do to help it along?
Hard Lump Where My Drainage Tubes Were Post-BA- Will It Improve?
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Drainage Tube Firmness?
Thank you for the question.
The tissue reaction around the drains will soften up over the course of the next few months and should not be an issue long-term.
I hope this helps.
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Lumpy tissue at drainage sites post op breast augmentation
I recommend you have your PS examine you first before massaging area. If your surgeon is certain no infection is present, then rest assured that these 'lumps' will resolve on their own with time. Make sure you keep area clean and dry to accelerate healing. Best wishes, Dr. H
Hardness where drainage tubes were placed
This should improve over time. You have some scar tissue that generally improves over time and is usually is aided with massage of the area. Donald R. Nunn MD Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.
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Firmness at the location of a drain site is fairly common. This typically resolves spontaneously. Massaging the area may be helpful but speak to your surgeon about this before you proceed.
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