I had breast implants last week and I did something stupid today. I guess since I'm just about pain free, I forgot that I'm not supposed to lift anything and I lifted something heavy over my head. Now my muscle is very sore and I have a piercing pain. I'm wondering if I just hurt the muscle or if I could of torn an internal suture? I feel dumb and I'm really scared I tore it and I'm going to bottom out. Please help! Thanks!
Torn Suture from Lifting After Breast Augmentation?
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Pain after lifting heavy over head 1 week post breast augmenation
If you had a straightforward breast augmentation, you should be OK. There may be some internal sutures as most plastic surgeons close in layers to take the tension off the wound. If he did something special because of your individual anatomy, that may be a different story. I am glad that you did not have pain, but sometimes people do overdo it and get into trouble. Please go and see your plastic surgeon right away as he knows your anatomy and what he did.
Pain after breast augmentation
You obviously had a good doctor and you sound like a tough lady. It is great that you have so little pain! It sounds like you could have torn your pectoralis muscle, but to be sure, go back and check with your doctor. If that is the case, it will usually heal spontaneously.
See your surgeon asap
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