What could be the cause of redness and pain on skin under nipple (3 months post op) after breast augmentation? (Photo)
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Redness on breast
This could represent an infection and your implant could be at risk for needing to be removed. Your only option is to be seen by a board certified plastic surgeon. You will have to pay out of pocket as your insurance is unlikely to cover cosmetic surgery complications. Do not wait on this.
Best of luck!
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Newtown Square/Philadelphia, PA
Burning and redness
Burning and redness may suggest an infection and you need to see a surgeon for a proper evaluation. If not, go to the local ER.
3 Months Post Op
Spreading redness and pain at this point in recovery should be assessed in person as soon as possible- if not with your surgeon then visit a local, qualified Plastic Surgeon.
All the best
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It appears that you have cellulitis or possibly a late infection. I would strongly suggest you consult with a plastic surgeon in your area. It may not be easy to find one who wants to take on problems from surgery done in another country.
Symptoms 3 months after breast augmentation
Healing can take 8-12 weeks for most patients. During this period, the increased blood flow may contribute to the sensation of warmth and tenderness. Nevertheless, the only way to allay your concern is to visit a local doctor who can conduct a physical examination to determine the cause/s of the symptoms you have mentioned.
Good luck and best wishes.
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