5 weeks post op. Pain after breast reduction. Nerve damage or too much tension from internal sutures? Is this permanent? (Photo)
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Pain after breast reduction.
Your description of "painful bands" is very consistent with the presence of Mondor's veins causing your symptoms; inflamed veins under the breasts may be causing the symptoms you are experiencing in that area. These are best visualized with your arms somewhat elevated. Discuss this possibility with your plastic surgeon; the use of warm compresses and anti-inflammatories may be helpful when it comes to speedier resolution of this temporary problem.
Best wishes for an outcome that you will be very pleased with.
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