3 weeks post op, any suggestions?
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3 Weeks Post Op Soreness
Using your arms vigorously for your work as well as sleeping/leaning on one side could contribute to soreness. I recommend that you ask your Plastic Surgeon to advise you about ways to make yourself more comfortable and ensure optimal healing.
All the best
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One-sided tightness and pain after breast augmentation surgery
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Breast augmentation tightness
1) Muscle tightness - if the implant is submuscular you may feel occasional spasms or even a dull ache and tightness
2) Skin tightness - if the implant is relatively large in comparison to the skin envelope a patient can feel that breast is "tight"
3) Position - a feeling of heaviness or tightness is very common in the first few weeks when bending over.
4) Compression of the lateral nerves until the capsule forms can cause achiness and tightness as well as paresthesias.
5)The hormonal changes associated with menses may cause the feeling.
I usually counsel time and implant massage for my patients.
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