I had a breast lift & augmentation w/ 339 cc silicone implants; experiencing burning sensation/pain/extreme sensitivity. Advice?
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Pain after breast augmentation
Thanks for posting your question. I am happy to try and help you. It is important to remember that a board certified plastic surgeon will be your best resource when it comes to an accurate assessment of your situation, and concerns.
Having said that, I am sorry to learn about your pain. It seems like you are having some nerve pain and maybe some muscle spasm. Sometimes after the surgery the patient does not move around a lot and things start to get tight and stiff. When this happens, there can be some aches. So really work on moving around, lifting your arms up and move the arms around. As for the positional pain, it could be nerve related and when the breast implants slides and hits the nerve it can cause a shooting pain towards your breast or even into your back. So do not worry, all of these pains will go away. If you feel something is wrong, you should absolutely call your PS.
I hope you found this helpful. Have a great day.
Breast augmentation post op, some advices:
In my practice, after performing a breast augmentation I recommend to my patients to limit the movement of the arms for two weeks. After that, you can move your arms taking care and always with common sense.
In this regard, it's not advisable to carry heavy weights to prevent the implant out of position, and allow the formation of the physiological capsule around the implant, also to avoid pain and breast swelling.
In the other hand Nipples sensitivity after Breast Augmentation may be temporarily affected (increased or decreased) due to surgical manipulation of the mammary tissue and breast swelling.
This is transient and usually after a few days the sensitivity returns to normal.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
All the best,
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I will take 12-16 weeks for sensitivity to settle
Burning in Nipples
Duration is unique for each patient, but these symptoms almost always are self-limited, and resolve without needing treatment.
All the best.
Thank you for your question. Nipple hypersensitivity can occur temporarily post op as well as temporary numbness. I would expect this to subside over the next few months.
The burning pain you feel and increased pain when laying down could be related to the suture tension deep inside your incisions and nerve damage which will slowly be repairing itself over the next few months.
If your Plastic Surgeon has examined you in person and everything looks fine, hang in there, take the recommended pain medication and make your surgeon aware of any concerning changes.
All the best