RE: Pain, swelling, nipple sensitivity after breast augmentation surgery

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I had old breast implants taken off and got new ones about three months ago but its been two days that i have had pain and my nipple very sensitive i press on my nipple a little and it bothers a little is that a reason for me to be alarm....
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Wolfetone and wwwf123, have you contacted your surgeons about this discomfort? LIkely it's just part of normal healing, but you should call your doctors to get reassurance.

Here's more information about capsular contracture, but I truly hope it's not that and that this situation resolves and that you're feeling great again!

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I had breast augmentation 11 days ago - i had one 380 and one 410 - the bigger implant feels odd majority of the time - in my smaller one i wudnt even know id had an implant, no pain, no sensitivity - im fully back to working order - working and looking after my kids etc - im just concerned about the odd - tingly / numbness in my one breast?!?
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I am 2 weeks post op, I went from a AA to a full C small D. The left implant was 295cc and the right 320cc. Initially after the op the left side seemed to be must more swollen than the right, I put this down to being left handed and using this side more, however 2 weeks on and I have noticed the right side feels more swollen and is now more tender than the left, I am not sure if I am being paranoid but I think I can almost feel a pressure like ache behind the implant and I am freaking out about Capsular Contracture, the implants feel the same on both sides, its not like the right feels harder than the left, think I need reassurance this is normal. Any advice will be warmly received
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i had surgery a week ago and i really need to get this swelling down as much as possible. howm can i?
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cold ice packs worked for me, in 20 minute intervals. My preference are those gel filled ice packs, because they are bendy and can cup the entire side of your breast, and of course, they are more confortable than holding ice cubes in a bag.
Also, I slept at a 90 degree angle on my recliner. (Head above the heart for faster healing). I had my boob job on Dec 7th, going from a small B to a full D, and I'm back to leading a normal life for the last few days.
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sorry, in addition, I also had silicone implants put in, so that might make a difference. I'm not sure. However, I did go under the muscle, with the incicion made under the breast.
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I had breast reduction almost 7 weeks ago and I continue to have pain and seperation of the skin on one of the breasts. I still have swelling on the sides of the breasts which makes it difficult to put my arms down at my sides. I have extreme pain when my breasts are touched. My clothing and bra create pain. I haven't been going out anywhere because the bumping around in the car causes extreme pain and the seatbelt also hurts. My doctor has no clue what is going on except that I am having a type of nerve pain that he has never seen before. The only thing that is getting better is the draining from the open wounds is finally stopping. I do have fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Do you think this may be complicating my healing. If my plastic surgeon can't help me, who do you suggest I see? A pain management specialist perhaps? Thank you.
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Hello Cloud, Is this still an issue for you? If so, I would recommend getting a second opinion and/or posting a question for our doctors. Maybe one of them has heard of this condition.

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Hello, I just had implant surgery (saline 330cc) and my left breast seems bigger than the right. It has been 10 days. Is this normal? I do not want to have to get another surgery! Thank you
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At ten days, it's most likely that one breast was just more swollen than the other. If you'd like to come back and post a review of your surgery, we'd love to have you!

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Hi, I'm 36 years old and had breast surgery 5 months ago. I was a small A and went to a full C :) I just noticed within the last week that my left breast is more swollen and harder than my right...is this normal? My husband said it looks bigger than the right so now I'm concerned.. :( I'm still sensitive (not sore) but sensitive... I just took some Motrin and I've been massaging it. What else can I do? Thank You
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Did you contact your surgeon about this issue? I realize you posted this a while ago, but If you'd like to post a question to our doctors with a photo, they might be able to guide you.

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It could be scar tissue building. My PS told me to do the "squeeze" massage at least once a day.
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Hi, It has been about 4 weeks since my BA and I have a section of my left breast on the keft side of my nipple that is numb and hypersensitive. I have 600 cc implants and wonder if it is due to the size of the implant or just bad luck.
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Hi Kristina,

I truly hope your nipple numbness and hypersensitivity resolved. Most doctors say that at 4 weeks, the nerves are still healing and that, not until 18 months do you have to worry about permanent damage.

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Hi, I recently had breast surgery 2 weeks ago and was a small 32B. I had high profile 280cc implants and I am currently a 32DD. Can you tell me if you lose a cup size once the implants have settled? I really like the size I am and although they still feel tender and a little sore I think most of the swelling has gone down.
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If you chose to have saline implants, then yes.. you will lose density over time, but not right away other than normal swelling that goes down. Swelling can take 3 months to fully go down.
Saline implants will get smaller each year, which is why they have to be replaced so much sooner than silicone.
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Hi Lizzy35,

From what I've read, the cup size doesn't so much decrease as the projection might change. Here are what some doctors have to say about implants dropping and breast size.

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I got my saline implants 9 months ago & still have real sensitive nipples. How do I get rid of the burning?
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Hi there,

I'm sorry your burning issues persisted to the nine month mark. I hope the situation has resolved!

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