I am 7 days post op and having pain underneath both breasts. Expected?
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After breast augmentation surgery, it is normal to experience pain during the first week. Recovery time for patients varies as every person is different. When implants are placed under the muscle, patients can sometimes take more time to heal from their procedure and experience more pain than patients who have their implants placed above the muscle. Wearing your breast band and/or soft bra can help with pain and inflammation as it provides support to your new implants. However, sometimes the bands and bras could be restrictive and worsen the pain. During your recovery period, it is essential to communicate with your board-certified plastic surgeon to ensure you are healing properly. He or she can also prescribe a medication that may help more with your pain. Good luck in your recovery, and congratulations on your procedure!
Pain during BA recovery
Benjamin J. Cousins MD
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Pain under breasts
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