I want to know if it's normal to feel extreme soreness 3 weeks post op and when I should expect it to go away?
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Breast augmentation post op care
With kind regards,
Lane F. Smith, M.D., F.A.A.C.S., F.A.O.H.N.S., F.A.B.F.P.R.S.
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
Breast Pain During Recovery
It is not unusual for one breast to hurt more than the other while you heal. Typically, most pain and soreness resolves after roughly 2-3 weeks. If one looks or feels significantly different that should be assessed by your Plastic Surgeon in person.
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