2 1/2 weeks ago I had 300cc subglandular silicones inserted. Scars are healing well, I'm happy with the result. But! I leaned forward to pick something up & felt a sharp, stabbing, tearing pain around incision area- in breast fold. I rested for 2 days, not much changed. Then my 2 yr old jumped on my back while I was sitting on the floor, pulling my skin back. It began to ache, getting worse over time. No swelling, fever or redness- just intense pain! Scar is fine. I live 4000kms from PS! Help!
Excruciating Pain 2 1/2 Weeks Post Breast Augmentation? (photo)
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Excruciating Pain 2 1/2 Weeks Post Breast Augmentation
This is not a normal post-op course. Nothing in the photos provides any hint of a possible cause. A call to your surgeon is in order. If you need to be seen, you will have to find someone near you, but no one on this website is likely to offer an explanation without the benefit of an exam.
You certainly need to contact a see a plastic surgeon in person, not on the internet. If seeing your PS is not possible, you will need to find someone local. 4000 kms. really????
Visit a PS
An in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to assess your needs and provide true medical advice.
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Sharp pain following breast augmentation
Your photographs show a nice result following your breast augmentation. What happens is the lateral intercostal nerves, those that come up between the ribs, were stretched by your activity. The result is a shooting, stabbing type pain. Gentle massage along the lateral edge of the breast usually helps. This pain is not usually indicative of any problem with the implant or your result and will get better over time.
Sharp pain in breast augmentation
What you describe sounds like tearing of the capsule, and although your have had no swelling you probably had a minor bleed into the muscle causing pain. This should resolve without intervention. Try ibuprofen for the pain. If however, the pain persists you must see your doctor.
Significant pain after a breast augmentation is not necessarily an indication of something gone wrong
The photographs do not demonstrate any significant problems understanding that they might not tell the whole story and some patients suffer more than others. Nevertheless the complaint should be investigated a competent surgeon.
Excruciating pain after augment
Pain After Breast Augmentation in IMF
This is probably due to pain from disturbing the suture line in you breast fold. It should resolve in a few days. If you notice any increase in size or signs of infection, call your plastic surgeon.
Pain after Breast Surgery?
Thank you for the question and pictures.
I cannot see any evidence of trauma or a source of “excruciating pain” after viewing your photographs. Hopefully, the pain you are experiencing is temporary and related to the impact of your 2-year-old's weight. If so, this pain should diminish within a few hours/day; otherwise, you will benefit from an in-person consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Since your surgeon is very far away, he/she may be able to refer you to someone closer to your home.
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