I have significant firmness and swelling under my left arm after breast reduction surgery
I'm 19 days post op from a breast reduction surgery and have significant firmness and swelling under my left arm. I also find new bruising daily specifically on the left side. Should this concern me or is this a normal part of the process?
Swelling can be normal after surgery, but without seeing you in person, I cannot tell you for sure that this is normal swelling. So I would suggest you call your surgeon and ask him/her to see you if these symptoms are changing. Best of luck!
Dr. Jonathan Heistein has 5 Breast Reduction before & afters:
Without examining you in person, it is impossible to give an opinion as to what is going on. It is possible that you have a blood collection there that is slowly getting absorbed. If that is the case, then it is likely that all that can be done is wait until it is absorbed. I recommend you follow up with your surgeon for an evaluation to determine if anything needs to be done.
Dr. Gary Breslow has 5 Breast reduction before & afters: