I am still having a lot of discomfort after a breast reduction. Is this ok?
I had a breast reduction on Aug. 13th and I am still having a lot of discomfort. The left breast seems to be healing very quickly and the right seems very stretched, tight and is still draining slightly under the breast. I am having a hard time getting some answers because my doctor is away and I am hoping you can advise if this is normal. I am 65 but in very good health. The surgeon used dissolving stitches. Thank you.
Everyone has a different tolerance for pain. However pain and a draining surgical wound can be a sign of infection. Even though your surgeon is away another surgeon should be covering their practice. You may want to consider seeking medical/ surgical attention soon.
Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS