Burning Sensation And More Swelling in One Breast a Week After BA, is this Normal?

Is it normal one week after breast augmentation surgery for one boob just to have a burning sensation and more swelling than the other?

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Pain and swelling following breast augmentation

Dear Patient,

Yes it may be normal. After breast augmentation surgery, it is possible that one breast will react differently than the other.

As long as there is no redness, constant or increased pain or fever, you shouldn’t worry. If swelling is significantly different when comparing breasts, I would advise you consult with your plastic surgeon.

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Your right and left side may be healing differently and that's OK

Your right and left side are never identical, and sometimes they behave slightly differently.  Also during the surgery the work done on one side is not 100% identical to the one done on the other side.
Be patient, talk to your plastic surgeon and allow your body several weeks to heal.  I realize the situation is making you very anxious but at this stage be a patient patient (;-) ) is the best thing to do.
Martin Jugenburg, MD, FRCSC

Martin Jugenburg, MD
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Uneven Healing After Breast Surgery

It is completely normal to have one breast act differently than the other in the post operative healing phase.  One side usually swells a little more, and this is normal.  There are a lot of nerve sensation changes that occur throughout the process.  The burning sensation is the nerve endings trying to figure out what they are supposed to be doing again.  It can take three months for all the sensation changes to settle down and come back to normal.  Just be patient.

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