Dr. Harness comments on the degree of swelling a woman should expect after her double mastectomy.
Dr. Harness, M.D.:
She probably shouldn’t experience any swelling if the skin has been placed down flat by the surgeon. Again, if the skin, extra skin is left and there’s sort of like a old apple, so to speak, sort of gnarly and, and what have you, it, it could look kind of swollen too, but there really shouldn’t be any swelling after this.
About Dr. Harness, M.D.:
Dr. Jay Harness, M.D., is the Director at St. Joseph Hospital Comprehensive Breast Center. Practicing medicine for 35 years, Dr. Harness specializes in general surgery and medical oncology. Graduating medical school from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, he conducting his internship and residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Recognized nationally and internationally for his work in breast and endocrine surgery, Dr. Harness is the immediate past-President of The American Society of Breast Surgeons and is President-elect of Breast Surgery International. Dr. Harness can assist patients in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.