I'm experience strange pains in my right breast, 4 months post op. Is this normal?
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Possible infection after breast augmentation
Pain behind the nipple can certainly be normal
Having pain in the nipples after breast augmentation can certainly be normal. The nerve that goes from the ribcage up to your nipple is stretched at the time of the augmentation which can give sensations to the nipple such as pain, numbness, tingling, hot or cold, or a sensation of rough skin. It can be constant, or sporadic. Laying on your stomach, and perhaps on your breasts, you likely pressed on the implant which in turn stretched the nerve some more. I always give patients reassurance that these sensations will go away and the fact that they have these sensations, albeit uncomfortable for a while, means the nerve was not cut and they should expect normal sensation in time.
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