2 weeks post-op breast augmentation; is this pain in my shoulders & ribs normal?

I have 475cc unders I am 2 weeks post opp and have moderate pain in my shoulders and ribs. Is this normal. I also wear my sports bra and compression band daily. I have returned to work could it be I'm not limiting my activity for my breasts to heal ?

Doctor Answers 4

2 weeks post op, some advices:

Thanks for the question. In my practice, after performing a BA I recommend to my patients to limit the movement of the arms for two weeks. After that, you can move your arms taking care and always with common sense. 
In this regard, it's not advisable to carry heavy weights to prevent the implant out of position, and allow the formation of the physiological capsule around the implant, also to avoid pain and breast swelling. Kind regards 

Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Breast augmentation and discomfort

Some discomfort is normal after a breast augmentation. If you are concerned, you should see your surgeon.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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2 weeks post-op breast augmentation; is this pain in my shoulders & ribs normal?

Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well.. The breasts may lose their elasticity and firmness which can be caused by different factors such as pregnancy, massive weight loss, lactation and aging. To reaffirm the breasts and restore the natural look your surgeon can perform a mastopexy or breast lift. A breast lift restores a firmer, perkier, and more aesthetically pleasing shape to sagging breasts. This not only can improve a patient’s appearance by restoring her youthful, feminine proportions, but  also help bras and swimsuits fit more comfortably and attractively. By removing excess, stretched out skin, reshaping the breast tissue, and raising the nipple & areola into a more forward position, a cosmetic surgeon can create a more youthful breast contour. Stretched, large areolae can also be reduced during breast lift surgery, creating an overall better proportioned, natural looking breast, Actually the perkiness on a person or another, depends on patients skin and breast tissue… Breast augmentation surgery increases or restores breast size using silicone gel implants, saline implants or in some cases, fat transfer. One of the most popular and frequently performed aesthetic surgery procedures, breast augmentation has a long and successful track record in satisfying women who wish to enhance, regain or restore balance to their figures.

Tania Medina de Garcia, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Pain in breast

At two weeks people often still experience pain, but without an exam it is impossible to tell if your pain is normal or not.  I suggest you discuss it with your surgeon.  

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