Upper back pain and suffering from inability to sleep?
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Breast augmentation - severe back pain
Thank you for asking about your breast augmentation.
- Please get your surgeon's permission to remove the band -
- It is compressing your scapulae and muscles around them.
- I never use these bands nor do I think they are helpful.
- Ask also about sleeping on your sides for comfort - your body will tell you if it's the right position.
- Back sleeping always causes back pain unless you have a pillow under your knees.
- Good luck!
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
I'm sorry to hear about your discomfort. This is very common actually, secondary back & neck pain related to tension and posture is usually reported within the first few days. I allow my patients to sleep on their side but that doesn't always resolve it. Anti inflammatory medications approved by your Plastic Surgeon should help. I recommend that you call them and ask for advice at this point in your recovery.
All the best
Three Days Post-Op with Pain and Trouble Sleeping
Healing will go on for 2-3 months for the early period. There may be some swelling, bruising, malposition, color differences. Sensation will be abnormal. Scars will be changing. If you have concerns about something unusual in the healing process, it is important for to call the surgeon's office right away and discuss these concerns or come in to be examined.
Always contact your plastic surgeon if you have concerns about post-operative infection, bleeding, swelling, fever, excessive bruising, or any new and sudden changes in the feeling or look of your implants, breasts or incisions. Any of the following may be post-op difficulties, about which it is best to contact your surgeon directly:
· Excessive bleeding (hematoma) and bruising
· Reduced sensation of #nipple
· Capsular contracture
· Wrinkling/rippling. Palpable and/or visible
· Firmness, and distorted appearance
· Interference with breast feeding
· Mammogram interference
· Cost for revision surgery if necessary
· Calcium deposits in the tissue around the implant
· Breast tissue atrophy/chest wall deformity
· Hypertrophic scarring
· Tissue loss
· Infection requiring antibiotics or implant removal
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Best is to check with your surgeon but this is a common complaint with new implants. AS the skin and muscles relax, this should go away assuming you are recovering normally but again, check with your surgeon to make sure there is not something else going on.
Dr Scott Ennis
Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/ Silicone Implants/Breast Implant Revision
I appreciate your question.
Since there has been a change in your post op course, please contact your surgeon so he/she can examine you and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan at this time.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative breast surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Bands and pain
The band is really only needed if one or both implants is sitting too high so you are best to check with your surgeon if you can convert to a simple support bra and remove the band
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