Painful bump after submuscular breast augmentation

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  • montana
  • 4 years ago

One week post op: submuscular breast augmentation. 5'7 125 lbs. 500cc mentor silicone implants left and right. Started to due breast massage and felt this fairly hard lump/bump close to the sternum/ribcage on left breast. It is painful to touch it and painful when i stand and the weight of my breast is pushing down on it. I did NOT have this bump before surgery so i am 100 percent certain this is not cancer. any ideas into what this could be while i sit and panic about all these horrible possibilities? I do have a follow up app. scheduled.

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I had my breast augmentation January 2nd 2014 and last night I took my bra off to get in bed I was massaging my implants and I found a lump so I ran to the barroom to check it out and I notice a bruise I am scared
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Hi my name is Frances. I just wanted to know how they were treated and did they go away. I am 4days out if surgery and I noticed the pump on day 2. Now its very painful if I dont wear a bra o hold my breast . Pl lease tell me what your doctor suggested. Ive been searching online but to be honest everything that comes up has me really worried. Thank u for ur time
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thanks a ton; i also had a small lump, bump on the right side. I am now three weeks post op and it is already much better, C
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Ouch!!! Not sure what that would be. Hopefully, your doctor can help you!
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I am so sorry for your troubles...It is stressful enough to go under the knife. ONCE. I don't understand why he would do sub glandular when you planned on the sub-muscular!? That is insane! Did you have sub muscular down on your surgery papers??? I would find that out. I would think he could get into trouble for that...or at least fix your surgery for free. Don't massage it to the point of pain. I just don't understand how or why the implant is sticking up??? and why massage would fix the whole ordeal if it were. Keep us updated on your journey. I would be filing some complaints.
As for me, I am off to get a tummy tuck soon. That is pretty nerve racking considering the scar!
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it has been three months since my surgery and about a week ago I found a lump in the top of my left breast near the sternum as well. I did go in to see my doctor. He told me it was the implant sticking up and to try to massage it down. It is very painful and sometimes I feel that it is hard to breathe. I am unhappy about the bump look on the top of my chest and wonder if anyone has experienced this and had it move. I have massaged it so much that it hurts. I have another appointment in a month to see what is going on. I hate this! My implants are subglandular. They should have been under the muscle. My surgeon changed what he thought we should do as I was being lifted onto the operating table already hooked up to the IV and ready to go. I trusted him and now I am paying for it.
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He told me that his fees would be covered, but I would be responsible for the hospital and new implants ( he said I would have to go smaller under the muscle). I am confused as the implants used should have been the ones we ordered for the original procedure. They were planned for a submuscular placemtnt. Regardless, I DO NOT feel like I should be responsible for his unprofessionalism. These kind of decisions should not be made two minutes before going under the knife.
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My PS told me to at the same time/motion push the implants up, and together. Hold for a few seconds and then do it about four times a day. He recommended to do it once a day after 6 months. If it hurts...then just do what you can. Your body is your best judge. When you cut into muscle it can react and cause knots..almost like a bruise. It should heal in time. If they aren't gone in 2 months then check it again with your Plastic Surgeon. Mine were still there 5 days post op for sure!
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oh my gosh tank u soo much for this post i just had my surgery about 5 days ago and started noticing them they hurt sooooo much i was sooo worried doc said it was nothing but i am still concered.am i to carry on d breast exercises with them? did u?
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I just had my six month follow up. That bump, knot...whatever you want to call it is totally gone. It healed not too long after I posted that in Apirl (2 weeks?) I don't think it will stop them from dropping. Just remind yourself to do the exercise's so they drop into the pocket correctly. I think my left breast is still slightly higher but It's something I notice and my doctor...thats it...when I show other people they think I'm nuts. So I am not too worried about it. Good luck and congrats!
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Well, Although no plastic surgeons answered my post, I found out at my appointment all it was is a scarring of the muscle after he cuts the pocket more towards the sternum so the implants come closer together and not so far a part like a lot of sub muscular implants.
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Hi! I have this same issue on my right breast -- almost three weeks post op -- did the scar tissue soften with time? I feel like it will prevent my right implant from dropping correctly...thanks for the info!
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