Is puffiness common -4 weeks post 2nd stage breast reconstruction?
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Swelling after Breast Reconstruction
It sounds like you had implants swapped out after having received radiation, which always leads to some issues, including delayed healing, infection, capsular contracture, for example. If all you have currently is some swelling and nothing else, I'd say you're actually doing pretty well, and you need to give it more time. You could attempt some lymphatic massaging, but it will likely just take some time to go away.
Swelling after breast reconstruction
Swelling after breast surgery can take up to 6 months to resolve. However, it is important for you to see your surgeon and have him or her examine you to make sure there is nothing else going on. Good luck!
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