My healing after a third breast reduction surgery is more painful than my first two surgeries - why is this?


I am 58 years old and had a third breast reduction five weeks ago.  I am still having a lot of pain and my breasts feel really tight.  When I first wake up in the morning, they are a little better but worse as the day goes on.  How long do you think this pain will go on for?  I had no pain after my first two breast reduction surgeries.


Please address your concerns with your breast surgeon expediently. Worsening pain after surgery can be an early sign of infection.


Gary R. Culbertson, MD, FACS

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