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Breast ImplantsBariatric, Gastric Bypass, Weight Loss Surgery

I am a weight loss surgery patient and under went a Breast Lift with Augmentation 9 days ago (my scar is around the aureole). About two days ago I found I was having extreme itching of both of my breast and in between each breast.
My PS told me to it could be the solution they use in surgery so I should wash with soap and water (which I did). He also suggested put a cotton barrier between my bra and my skin (which I did). I am still having some itching!
I am just wondering if this is normal healing or something else I should be worried about?

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Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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July 30, 2013 5:33 AM

Try some oral benadryl if OKed by your surgeon. (more)
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Plastic surgeon
New York, NY
United States
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July 28, 2013 6:01 AM

Postoperative itching is a sign of healing taking place. As long as there is no skin irritation, you are just fine.
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