American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Medical Professionals
2 years ago


Follow up to my question my original surgery was in December and the emergency surgery on my right breast due to infection, my adipose tissue was showing and loss part of my areola, was in January. The tennis ball in my right breast feels disgusting I hate to touch it. What can be done for the scarring and the tennis ball size necrosis other than massage if anything.

Procedure: Breast Reduction
Location: KENTWOOD, MI

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Debra Johnson
ASPS Surgeon
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So the good news is that you’re early in the healing process, and still have a fair amount of inflammation going on. That will settle in the coming months and the breast should improve significantly. Although massaging may feel creepy, it is good to do it to help the firm areas “remodel”. Good luck!

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Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question. For now follow your surgeon's instructions of gentle massage and time. You will see that the overall amount of injured tissue will diminish and your results will improve with time. After a few more months the decision to remove any remaining hardened tissue will need to be determined. Hang in there!


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