3 Months Post- Breast Implants - Muscle Pain at Night?

i have this muscle pain most at the time at night after 3mo of my silicone breast implants. durant the day the pain is not that bad. what this could be? thank you for taking my question.

Doctor Answers 3

Pain can last a few months after breast augmentation

It is normal to have pain in the chest for several weeks and months after breast augmentation. This is especially true if the implants were placed under the muscle. As the muscle heals, you may experience cramping muscle pain. You may also experience itching, tingling, and "electric shocks" ast he tiny nerves of the skin regrow. While unusual, pain may also indicate a problem such as implant rupture or formation of scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture). To be safe, if you are still experiencing pain 3 months after your breast augmentation, you should see your plastic surgeon to make sure it is nothing serious.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Pain after Breast Augmentation?

Thank you for the question.

It is always best to see your plastic surgeon with specific questions and concerns given that online consultants did not have the benefit of  a thorough history and examination.

Given that you are experiencing pain mainly at night,  your payment related to activity/ exertion during the day ( If your breast implants are in the sub muscular position). If possible, try decreasing activity level and see if this makes a difference.

If this change in activity level does not help,  direct examination by  your plastic surgeon may be indicated.

Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Breast augmentation

Breast augmentation pain usualoly only lasts a few weeks, but for some patients it can last months. If you are concerned, then speak with your surgeon.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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