Side breast pain after Breast Reduction - 10 days post-op, is this normal?
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Breast pain after reduction
What you are experiencing is very common. Most innervation comes from the lateral side of the breast. As swelling resolves some of these nerves cause quite a bit of pain.
Massage this area will help with the swelling as well as the nerve pain.
Wearing a supportive bra that sits properly helps hold in the swelling and generally feels better. This is great to wear during the day and maybe something slightly looser for nighttime.
Pain generally subsides as the weeks pass getting better every day. If the pain is not resolving make sure to contact your PS.
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