Solution To Overcome Postoperative FAM Swelling?
Hello, I am 25 years old and finished FAM (right breast) surgery 10 days ago. There are 2 lumps in one breast, one at the top and one at the bottom. The doctor removes the lump from the circle of the nipple, by making a “tunnel ” to the lump. The doctor said the reason is so as not to damage the aesthetics of the breast (because it’s still a girl). After the operation, I felt pain in the (former) lower lumps. Very ill,. This lower lump is located some distance from the nipple circle, so the “tunnel” made may also be a bit longer than the top bump. To this day, the (former) part of the lower lump is still swollen and the texture is getting harder. I already compressed the swollen part but there was no change. I also take care of my diet after the operation. What I want to ask: Is that (swollen) natural? How long can the swelling really disappear? Is there a way for faster recovery? What should I do? Please ask for information about this, my mother and I are very worried. Thank you, hope the doctor is always healthy 🙂
Hello, Ms. thanks for consulting us on HealthReplies.com. Based on the information you have told us, there is a possibility of infection in the post-operative area. Factors for infections that do not improve can be due to several things, namely:
underwent an operating procedure that lasts more than 2 hours
undergo surgery that is immediate / cito
have a weak immune system
Symptoms that appear are usually very severe pain, swelling in the operating area, redness, the presence of fever, sore or hot wounds, pus formed underneath, the healing process is long, or the wound produces an unpleasant odor. The best thing you need to do is control as soon as possible or consult with the doctor who performed the surgery on you, so that the doctor examines carefully and evaluates the results of the operation he did. Because the doctor who operated on you is more familiar with the techniques of surgery performed, how likely the occurrence of post-operative infections, and also antibiotic drugs that you need to take during recovery.
While all you need to do is continue to consume the drugs given when you are discharged, and don't run out of drugs so that the recovery and eradication of the infection process is still ongoing, avoid contact with water in the scars from the surgery, because unsterile water will be an intermediary for bacteria which can infect your wound, if you want the wound to be cleaned you can ask for the help of a competent health worker to do it. Keep consuming foods that are high in protein, because tissues that are recovering need high protein to repair damaged tissue. Thus we can convey, hopefully our information can be useful for you. thanks.