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1282828 tn?1271464078

Pain Post Op Breast Reduction

Just had breast reduction on March 26, 2010. Incisions along breast crease opened. I am using a hydrogel and 0.9% saline wet to dry dressing. Just wondering if this is a normal occurrence. Also, have discomfort in nipple area, comes and goes, not continuous. How long does it take for wounds to close and is this customary. The surgeon took off approximately 5lbs. Is silvidene ok as dressing?
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242582 tn?1193613120
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It is clearly not "normal" to have an open wound post breast reduction, but this does happen occasionally.  It sounds like your surgeon is dealing with the situation appropriately.
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1282828 tn?1271464078
Thank you :)
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