Had breast reduction surgery on 9/12/16 and I had fluid on the left breast causing pain.

I had a hematoma in the left breast causing two open holes in my chest from a pin rose drain. Will these wounds ever close up? It is draining but it's starting to dry up. What should I do?

Doctor Answers 2

Draining and open wounds

The open wound will likely close when the fluid stops draining.  Best to follow closely with your surgeon.


New York Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Reduction Drain Tube Incision Healing

Thank you for your question and congratulations on your decision to undergo #breastreduction. Any time that you have drain tubes inserted following a surgical procedure, there will be a hole left by the incision that was made to place the #tube. These small holes will take some time to heal. As far as the area drying up, that is a good sign. Just like your breast reduction #incisions, keep these areas clean and dry. You should contact your #plasticssurgeon if you see and signs of infection or increased fluid in that breast again.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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