3 weeks post op from BA surgery pain. (photo)
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Within a few weeks after surgery it is possible to have some pain in that region, and yes it is likely because of some irritation to the nerves in that area. It usually will go away in the next few weeks. Be aware of the appearance of the breast, if it develops redness and swelling--that would be a sign that you need to see your surgeon.
3 weeks post op
Thanks for the question.
In my practice, after performing a BA I recommend to my patients to limit the movement of the arms for two weeks. After that, you can move your arms taking care and always with common sense. In this regard, it's not advisable to carry heavy weights to prevent the implant out of position, and allow the formation of the physiological capsule around the implant, also to avoid pain and breast swelling.
3 weeks post op from BA surgery pain.
Thank you for your question. Sorry to hear about your situation.
The pain you are experiencing is most likely irritation of nerve. It could be due to the large implant your have now or can also be caused by post-surgical inflammation. In many instances this will resolve on its own as the healing process progresses. Make sure your surgeon is aware of the situation.
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