Sharp pain on left side of breast started 3 days ago, have had implants in for 3 years. Any suggestions?
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Thank you for your question. This could be related to muscle strain, cysts, many different things. I recommend that you contact your surgeon for advice.
All the best
Thank you for your question and I am sorry to hear about the discomfort you are experiencing. My best advice would be to follow up with your operating board certified plastic surgeon for a physical exam. It is possible the discomfort you are feeling is consequence of some physical activity that you might not even be aware of, however, it is important to have this persistent pain evaluated in person to rule out anything more sinister. Please follow up with your plastic surgeon and potentially your primary care physician as well. Best of luck.
Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/ Silicone Implants/Breast Implant Revision
I appreciate your question.
I would recommend that you 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
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