Have your surgeon examine you
It's difficult to know what is exactly happening without examining you, but it sounds unusual enough that you should see your surgeon for an incision check. There may be some fluid underneath the incision that may need to be drained; if the fluid persists and gets infected, the implant would potentially be threatened.
Firmness and lumpy bumpy appearance of breast implant augmentation surgery.
This may be a deeper layer of stitches that has been overlapped in the repair resulting in a ridge of tissue.
Pain after breast augmentation
Your symptoms that you describe can be an indication of an infection. I would have your surgeon check it out ASAP. It could also be normal post-op pain, but I would check with your doctor.
It may be infection until proven otherwise
At one week after surgery, unexpected pain in this region is an infection until proven otherwise. You should immediately contact your plastic surgeon for advice. Better safe than sorry.
You may have Mondor's vein
You should return to your surgeon immediately to have an infection ruled out. The condition you describe may be something called Mondor's vein. Sometimes, this vein develops a phlebitis and becomes very painful and inflamed. It is usually treated with warm compresses and nonsteroidal antiflammatory medications, such as Advil or Motrin. Good luck!
Breast Augmentation swelling may be healing ridge
I agree with Dr. Kasden, this sounds like a healing ridge, since there are no signs of infection. The other possibility is that this could be bulging of the implant, if the infra-mammary fold was partially released at the incision site. I recommend that you return to your Plastic Surgeon and have him examine the swollen area.
From your description, you may have a deep infection or hematoma which needs to be addressed by your surgeon. Call their office today and have them see you today. Any unilateral (one side and not the other) complaints need to be investigated. While it may be nothing, it is better to be safe than sorry. Good luck.
See your surgeon right away.
You definitely have a problem in the left breast incision. It could be an infection, a collection of fluid, a hematoma, or even the implant under the skin. But it needs attention.
Most likely a healing ridge after Breast Augmentation
If there are no signs of infection, it is likely a healing ridge. By this I mean that blood supply is increasing in the area, and scar tissue is being formed. This causes heaping up of tissue along the scar which becomes raised, lumpy, and bumpy. However, it should not feel different, or hurt more than the other side. Although it doesn't sound worrisome, any possibility of an infection should be reported to your doctor.