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Elsea2
one year ago
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will this puckering actually ever go away?

I am post op day 3 and I know it is too early to know for sure but I am extremely concerned with thr amount of puckering along my incision lines. I also seem to still have excess skin, especially on my left side - there I'd a pocket of extra skin it appears. Will this truly ever go away snd is this amount of puckering along the incision lines normal or excessive?

Procedure: Breast Reduction
Location: Prince Rupert, BC - Canada

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Rahul Vemula
ASPS Surgeon
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It is very common to have puckering at incision sites immediately after breast reduction. The swelling takes approximately 3-6 months to settle. Best wishes

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Alfred Antonetti
ASPS Surgeon

There are no pictures to evaluate but 3 days is just too early to tell anything. Ask your surgeon about it.

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Sasanka Chatterjee
ASPS Int. Surgeon

Puckering is very common after breast reductions. No way it can be assessed in early postoperative period. Please wait for 4 - 6 months. You have not mentioned about pre operative skin condition, neither amount removed. Nor is there any phoyograph. Difficult to comment

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Karthik Ramasamy
ASPS Int. Surgeon

The puckering is very common, just wait for the swelling to subside. By 6 months you will notice that it will all settle down.

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