Soreness/some pain in left breast post BA? (Photos)
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Post op pain
Pain after surgery, preferentially in only one breast is very common, and is related to the way your brain perceives pain. Similarly if you hit both your thumbs at the same time, only one will hurt!
With your timing from surgery, pain may be more apparent due to nerve recovery, and the fact that your activity level has increased. There is no sign of capsular contracture, but continued massage of your breasts is important. Follow up with your surgeon at around 3 month post surgery, I'm sure everything is fine.
Thank you for your question and photographs.
I would recommend that you contact your surgeon and have him/her exam the area just to rule out any complications but you are still early on in your recovery and throughout your recovery period you may experience different sensations such as tingling, burning or intermittent shooting pain. These are normal experiences as the skin, muscles and tissue stretch to accommodate your implants, and as sensory nerves heal. Best of luck in your recovery!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
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Due for check with surgeon
It does not look like your implants have settled yet and the lefr one may be riding a little high
Capsule contracture is not really seen this early - you need to see your surgeon for a check and advice
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Hello and thank you for your question. I am pleased to hear you are happy with your results. At two months it is unlikely that you have developed a capsular contracture. Unfortunately it is difficult to determine exactly what may be causing your pain based on the information you have provided. I would suggest you see your surgeon for an evaluation.
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