Scared of Capsular Contracture: Have I overdone it after BA?
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Typically, at 6 weeks I allow my patients to slowly resume their upper body work outs. You should be safe to do so at this point but you may have overdone it. I would recommend that you rest and let your Plastic Surgeon know if you have ongoing concerns.
All the best
Most likely you have not done any damage and your pect muscles are only just getting used to being active again - the golden rule is if it does not feel right then reduce that activity - and if concerned about changes in the breasts then see you surgeon
Most likely not CC
Most likely not CC but always address any changes with your surgeon because a physical exam can give more accurate diagnosis. Your symptoms are most likely muscular. Most CC do not occur bilaterally.
Nana Mizuguchi, MD
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Worried after breast augmentation ....too much activity?
Thank you for asking about your breast augmentation.
- The good news is that it is really not likely that you are forming a capsular contracture -
- it sounds as though your pectoral (chest) muscles weren't ready for so much activity.
- Often massage and ice will help but don't do anything until you check in with your own surgeon.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
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