Shoulder tip pain, almost 3 weeks post-op. What could this be?
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Breast Implants/Breast Augmentation/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/ Silicone Implants/Breast Implant Revision Surgery
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!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Shoulder pain and breast augmentation
You would need to be seen in person to determine why you have pain there. More than likely it will go away over time as you heal, but if concerned see your surgeon.
Shoulder Pain after BBA
While an exact explanation for your specific pain might not be possible - it is very common to have mild to modest discomfort in the shoulder chest and back regions after breast surgery.
Almost certainly these will go away with a little time and patience.
You're lucky that here in Ottawa there are rehabilitation clinics that specialize in post breast surgery recovery. They can be avaialble to you if your recovery is taking a little longer than you would have hoped.
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Shoulder pain post breast augmentation
Thanks so much for your question. It is not uncommon to feel some aches and pains post surgery while your body adjusts to your implants. Not sleeping in your usual position can also cause some discomfort in your shoulders and back. Your physicians office is there to help and answer any questions/concerns you may have. All the best!
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