Is Sharp Pain Normal 11days After Getting Breast Implants Under the Muscle?

I had breast implants inserted under the muscle 11days ago and now I'm having sharp pains In my right breast under the incision, it hurts to move I'm cretin positions and I am also waking up every night with dead arms which then turn into pins and needles. Are these symptoms to be expected?

Doctor Answers 6

Breast Pain After Implant Surgery

The type of pain you are experiencing should resolve in a few weeks. Anti inflammatory drugs like Motrin are sometimes helpful. If you have a fever or incisional drainage, you should see your plastic surgeon. The pain may be due to muscle spasm or irritation of small veins below the incision.

Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
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Pain in breast after surgery

Sharp pain in the breast under the incision shortly after surgery may be due to a number of things.

One of the causes od sharp pain is due to a blood clot in a surface vein leading from the incision downwards along the abdomen. You can often see or feel a thin cord when you rech upwards with your arm. (It;s called Mondor's sign) It is not a serious problem and the clot in the surface vein will resolve on it's own.

Other reasons for sharp pain are temporary and due to nerves,

You should go back to your surgeon to have an assessment of this pain.

Isolde Hertess, MD
Gold Coast Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Augmentation Post operative Pain

Thank you for the question.
 What you have described is quite common  during the first 2 months after breast augmentation surgery. It is likely due to musculoskeletal strain and/or irritation of nerves after the body altering surgery.   It tends to happen periodically and is self resolving.  It can be related to positional changes, over activity, or may occur without provocation at rest.
Occasionally anti-inflammatories may be helpful. If persistence and/or is accompanied by other findings ( such as increased swelling and or firmness of the breasts)  the patient should seek follow-up with her plastic surgeon ASAP.
I hope this helps.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Pain Post-op

You're still early enough post-op to expect these and similar symptoms as part of the normal healing process.  With the under muscle approach more of these 'twinges' are to be I wouldn't be too concerned.  However, in the unexpected chance that anything unusual is happening you should probably have your surgeon take a peek.  Good Luck!  Scott Newman, MD FACS

Scott E. Newman, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Sharp pains under the breasts common after breast augmentation

It is actually quite common to experience sharp pains underneath your breasts after breast augmentation.  This usually subsides after several weeks but may persist for as long as three months.  I recommend applying a heating pad to the area which may help alleviate the pain.  Sometimes massaging the painful area gently three or four times a day can also help.

James Tang, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Pain at incisions after breast augmentation

Incisional discomfort is farily common after surgery. AS for the numbness, etc.. it may be from positional changes as you sleep. You should probably speak with your doctor to be evaluated and make sure everything is ok.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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