I had a breast augmentation 7 days ago. Hain has increased, surgeon was dismissive and I'm not sure why. (Photo)
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Increased Pain In SubPec Breast Aug At Six Days - Why?
Swelling post surgery has a crescendo (high point), nerve endings start firing (painful), the pectoralis muscle hurts because it has been cut off the 5th rib and also because it is stretched over an implant, and the latissimus dorsi muscle aches because it is overworking (since the pectoralis muscle normally balances the latissimus muscle).
All of these physical phenomena are augmented by the emotional component. Almost any cosmetic surgery, but certainly breast augmentations, in today's world, most patients are hoping for the best but certainly worried about complications. It is human nature to think if it hurts, something has gone wrong.
At this point, you need to take a deep breath and understand this is a painful, swollen, emotional time. Give your surgery and your breasts a break. Give it a couple more weeks and I'll bet that you'll feel much better.
As a sidebar note, the reason things hurt in the armpit is because the pectoralis major and the latissimus dorsi muscles both insert into the upper part of the humerus bone (upper arm bone) right about the level of the armpit. Therefore, pain is referred to the armpit which may explain your pain in that area at this time.
This is normal
You are probably fine
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