Itching. Almost One Month After Breast Reduction and Still Having Itching All Over?

I am still having itching all over my body since my breast reduction. When I first woke up my head and other places itched, now I am itching all over. I'm not sure what to do about it. I am desperate for get this to stop.

Doctor Answers 6

Itching probably not related to breast reduction.


By all means see your plastic surgeon first, but you will probably need to see a dermatologist.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Itching one month after breast reduction

Generalized itching not just confined to your breasts after surgery may be related to medications, or contact with something. It might be best to see a dermatologist or allergist to be properly evaluated.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

General itching after breast reduction

Since you are experience itching all over the body, not just on the breast area, it's more likely that you are experiencing an allergic reaction. Do you have any other symptoms or signs such as rash or hives? Are you still taking any medications? You may be able to achieve temporary relieve with topical steroid cream but it's important to find source of the itching. Either follow up with your plastic surgeon or seeking a consultation with a Dermatologist.

Best Wishes,


Stewart Wang, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Itching One Month after Breast Reduction

   Itching one month after breast reduction not confined to your breast may be due to a medication.  Anything started after the reduction should be considered.

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 496 reviews

Itching after breast reduction

At one month postop, if the itching is systemic and not just in the breast area, then you should see a dermatologist to rule out another cause. You may need a Z-pack or other low dose steroids to alleviate the itching in the short run but a diagnosis is necessary.

Robert L. Kraft, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

Itching is often part of healing and can be experienced after breast reduction.

In the occasional patient itching can be quite annoying. Usually ice packs for antihistamines can control the problem. Occasionally, more aggressive treatment with stronger medication is required.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

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