Author Topic: ice to reduce swelling?  (Read 2632 times)

Offline dsanders16

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Has anyone ever been reccomended to gently lay an ice pack over the chest to reduce the swelling? I had my surgery on Friday. I have lipo and tissue cut out on both sides but the left has a significant amount of breast tissue so right now it seems really swollen. No drains were put in so it's still really swollen.  Would putting ice on it be bad?

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Offline George Pope, M.D.

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in general, ice is helpful in minimizing swelling of a surgical wound for the first 24 to maybe 48 hours. After that, it doesn't really do anything.

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Offline ddrop

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it helps to reduce the temperature of your body therefore sweating therfore itching. but as the doc said, cant help you with swelling anymore


 

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