I feel a lump underneath my skin next to my scar. Do I need to massage? Is this normal?
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Bump under scar
Suture Nodules Following Brachioplasty
It's not unusual for arm lift incisions to be closed with a series of absorbable sutures. These sutures typically resorb in 3-6 months following surgery. During this process, inflammatory nodules can occasionally develop which are sometimes tender.
These nodules typically respond to massage and often dissolve with the passage of time. It's important to discuss this issue with your surgeon. Your surgeon should be able to address this problem and reassure you.
Lump near incision
The lump you feel is likely scar tissue or suture material. You can massage the area if it is not painful. If it is suture material it is easily removed by your surgeon in the office.
Contact your surgeon for instruction regarding massaging of the incision site and surgical area. The amount of massage advised is dependent upon how far out you are from your surgery.
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Based on your comments it seems that the lump is scar. However, physical exam is granted to do a differential diagnosis. If scar is the issue, massage will take of it.
Finally, make sure that your doctor is aware of your process. He should be able to guide you best in your care.
Wishing you the best in your journey
Lump in skin next to scar after arm lift
1. scar tissue
2. suture material under the skin
Check with your surgeon. If it is scar tissue, massage can be helpful.
The lump could also represent something more concerning, such as:
1. blood clot or collection
Again, check with your surgeon. Make sure to describe if it is changing or remaining the same.
Best of luck!
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I feel a lump underneath my skin next to my scar. Do I need to massage?
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