Best ways to break up underarm scar tissue?


Question from Tzcps: What are the best ways to break up scar tissue under the arm after an axillary dissection and radiation?
Answers - Linda Miller Massage and stretching of the axilla is the best way to remodel scar tissue. I would suggest avoiding aggressive massage over previously radiated tissue because, as Dr. Brill has mentioned, the blood flow of radiated tissue is not as good as previous.

On Wednesday, May 21, 2008, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called After Surgery: Short-term and Long-term Effects. Kristin Brill, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Linda Miller, P.T. answered your questions about short-term and long-term side effects of breast surgery, and what you can do about them.

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