Breast pain 13 months post op. Any ideas as to what it could be? (photo)
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Breast Pain 13 Months After Breast Augmentation
Breast pain after breast augmentation should resolve much more quickly. The pictures do not give enough information to make an opinion about the cause of the pain. Could the subpectoral pocket be too tight? Hard to say based on pictures.
Please consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Late Breast Pain
The most common causes of breast pain occurring are capsular contracture, nerve pain and musculoskeletal pain. If it has been present from the beginning, nerve pain is possible. Vitamin B6 can be helpful. Crease and shape asymmetries typically do not cause pain unless contracture is present. Sometimes patients overexert themselves and develop muscular pain which should be temporary. I have also found that smokers are more likely to develop pain which may be on an ischemic basis.
Breast pain after augmentation
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Based on your pictures, it looks like you're developing a double bubble deformity on your right breast. This can be caused by a number of things but a capsular contracture can contribute to this. I would be concerned about this from your description of that breast feeling tight/hard. You should see your PS about this.