7 days post-op, 425cc silicone implant. Unbearable muscle and nerve pain since reaching to catch my daughter from a fall.

13 years ago 325cc saline. Then 7 days ago I went bigger after three kids to 425cc silicone. I was recovering great & on day 5yr old fell off the table next to me and I reached to catch her. I had shooting pain over my entire breast. I have had nerve pain and breast pain ever since. The pain is unbearable I dont even want to use my right arm. Im reading that its normal to have slight irritation of brest pain and nerve pain. The odd thing is I was feeling great until my daughter fell.

Doctor Answers 6

You might want to see your plastic surgeon.

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Some nerve and muscle pain, burning or tingling sensations, or shooting pains are normal after breast augmentation but the pain typically isn’t unbearable. Since you were recovering well before catching your daughter, you may want to see your plastic surgeon to ensure that everything is OK and your body continues to heal. You should be careful to avoid heavy lifting, strenuous physical activities, raising your arms, pushing or pulling anything. Your body needs a period of rest and relaxation to get through the initial recovery phase.

Dallas Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 125 reviews

Post Op Recovery Concern

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Thank you for your question. If your pain became severe after catching your daughter it is possible you did some minor damage. I recommend that you contact your Plastic Surgeon so that you can be assessed. If everything looks and feels the same you don't likely have anything to worry about.

All the best

Breast Augmentation - post-operative pain

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Thank you for your question.  If you haven't done so, I would recommend you contact / see your plastic surgeon for an in person evaluation.  Your pain is likely associated with you catching your daughter and should be evaluated by your surgeon. Best of luck with your recovery! 

Rafi S. Bidros, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/ Silicone Implants/Breast Implant Revision

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I appreciate your question.

Since there has been a change in your post op course, please 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!

Dr. Schwartz

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon



Breast pain

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Thank you for your question and congratulations on your recent procedure! If you haven't done so already, it's best to schedule an in-person follow up with your surgeon just to make sure everything is alright. It's best to catch any issues tht may have occurred as early as possible so to not cause any additional harm. Good luck! 

Severe pain after breast aug

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Thank you for your question. Sorry to hear about your pain. It sounds like severe and you are OK before. I recommend you to see your PS for evaluation in person.  

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