Q&A: How long will swelling last after arm lift surgery?

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I know everyone heals at different rates after arm lift surgery but how do I know what is swelling that will resolve vs lymph edema. Have severe swelling in both arms, sides of breast , and sometimes back of shoulder. I am 3.5 months out

- Deb


Elliot M. Heller, MD -

Thank You for your email.  The best option for you right now is to get a prescription from you doctor for a lympheden garment.  Sometimes what your describing can occur when having those procedures done.

--Elliot M. Heller, MD
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