22, 110 lbs. B cup prior. High profile 400cc silicone implants placed UTM. 5 days post op and left breast has 0 pain. Right is rock hard swollen. Bottom right side of the breast towards low armpit has constant burning/sharp pains. Can't move right arm & slightest touch is very painful. Went to post op app. & he didn't seem worried about it.
Is my right breast healing normally? Breast augmentation. Are these symptoms normal?
Doctor Answers 5
Early post op BA concerns
Breast augmentation - worried after 5 days
- Your photos suggest that you are healing fine.
- I am sorry the other doctor was so rough with you - that wasn't helpful.
- You do have large implants on a small frame -
- You are going to have muscle pain for weeks and weeks -
- What is unusual is that one side is pain free - that side is doing better than expected.
- Stay in touch with your surgeon but give yourself a lot more time to heal.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
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Post operation - Healing normally? - Yes!
I believe your healing process is going well. Asymmetric healing is extremely common and normal. The bruising is expected. With large silicon implants, healing is going to take a little more time than much smaller sizes. The burning sensations and sharp pain are also to be expected shortly after the surgery, these are typical results of the stretched muscle in your chest. The stiffness and irregular shape only days after surgery is also very common and aesthetically becomes much more natural with time as the implants begin to set in.
Remember full healing from any surgery will take up to a year at least. 4 days post operation the implants seem to already be settling and 3 months from now I believe you will be happy with your results. Of course continue to consult with your plastic surgeon for the next several months and I hope he can be of help for you. You can trust your board certified plastic surgeon, but if you need a second opinion please post here again.
Here is a link that will be helpful with post-op recovery information.
Good luck and best wishes.
Jaime Perez, MD
Breast Augmentation Specialist
Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa