1year post op : Ultra sound recommendation ? (photo)
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Pain after breast augmentation
Thank you for your clinical post and photo. Congratulations on your breast augment surgery. You appear to have a very nice shape figure with the breast-waist-hip ratio as being excellent.
High impact activity and exercise can put strain on the breast implant, pocket and lining called the breast capsule. Even the soft capsule and stretch can cause pain and the type of pain you are experiencing sounds like a tugging on the breast capsule during high impact aerobic activity and the shooting, burning discomfort can be a symptom of a stretched or irritated sensory nerve causing dysesthesia or pain.
Painful dysesthesia is managed with massage and desensitization and sometimes medication called Gabapentin. In your case I would certainly visit with a plastic surgeon. I would review an ultrasound to ensure there is no seroma or fluid in the pocket and the implant is intact. If there is no pocket abnormality, the implant is intact then there’s simply a neuritic discomfort and massage and visitation perhaps to a pain specialist for trigger point neuroma sensitivity injection may be your best option. Ensure from your surgeon there are no fixations sutures for the inframammary fold as this may also be tugging on an inframammary fold fixation suture, which would need to come out now.
I hope this information is of some assistance and best of luck.
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1year post op : Ultra sound recommendation ?
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Pain after Breast Augmentation
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