Pain in my left breast implant, 7 months post-op

I have been having pain in my left boobs for about a week. I thought it was my heart after having every test done at the hospital I know it's not my heart. It's my breast. It started out being a little sore now I'm in a lot of pain and discomfort. Under my breat is sore and the side it hurt when I move it. Feels like burning. When I lay flat in my back it gets worse. It's hard to explain the feeling but it does not feel good. Saline implants! 7 months post op

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Pain in my left breast implant, 7 months post-op

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The most common cause of new pain 7 months after breast augmetation is capsular contracture. Please see your surgeon for an exam and diagnosis.

Breast implant pain

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Thank you for your question . Breast pain after surgery may be due to a number of things . It is important to be evaluated by your plastic surgery  to determine the cause and possible treatment . If the breast feels firmer and has a different shape this may be the beginnings of capsule contracture . Other possible etiologies could be traction or stretch on the nerve which causes more of a burning pain . Following up with your plastic surgeon is your best option . 

Joanne Lopes, MD
Virginia Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Implants/Breast Augmentation/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/ Silicone Implants/Breast Implant Revision Surgery

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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



You need to follow-up with your surgeon

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The pain you are describing can be due to scar tissue forming around the breast implant.  Follow-up with you surgeon to make sure you are not forming a capsular contracture.  If caught early enough, it can resolve with medication, supplements and massage.

Marisa Lawrence, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon

Breast issue

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If you are having discomfort with your breast, then you are probably best served by seeing your surgeon. Best of luck.

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