I had breast reduction surgery because of back and neck pain, shoulder grooves, skin rash under breast and my breasts were not proportionate to my body. I am only 5 weeks out from surgery and I am pleased with the result so far. I would have liked to have had some of the knowledge regarding recovery that I have gained since the surgery, prior to the surgery. For instance Arnic Montana herb for bruses and swelling. Bromilean with quercertin for swelling and healing.
I would do it again but I feel I would benefit the second time around with what I have learned. I also think that the recovery time is grossly under estimated.
I am experiencing a tender to the touch, red, warm area on my left breast. This breast was really swollen and extremely brused right after surgery and 3 wks after surgery I had a puppy jump up on me and hit me in this breast. Now 5 weeks post op most of my brusing has healed, but where the puppy hit me I am having the a fore mentioned red area. This area seems to be getting larger in circumference. Is this a sign of infection? Should I see my doctor for an antibiotic just to be safe?