I am 11 days out after a breast augmentation and I'm experiencing a sharp pain in my right breast. (Photo)
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I am 11 days out after a breast augmentation and I'm experiencing a sharp pain in my right breast.
Thank you for your question and photo, The pain is normal as it is still early and as you are healing will get better and after 3 week it should be fine.
Post op recovery
you for the question. You are still early in
the post operation recovery stage. It is
not uncommon to feel pain during this
period. It usually takes about 8-12
weeks for the wounds to heal and around 4-6 months for the implants to fully
settle. Regarding this issue since you think your pain is related to you massage, it would always be best to visit
your board-certified plastic surgeon and get a full assessment for your
concerns. Best of luck. Dr. Michael
in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to assess
your needs and provide true medical advice.
Speak with your surgeon
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Thank you for your question and photo. The pain you are experiencing could be within normal limits after surgery, however because you have noted new/increased pain, it would be wise to share this with your Plastic Surgeon and have them rule out anything problematic.
There are many ways to help with pain including medication, heat or ice, compression or support bras or massage. I would clear any of these methods with your surgeon first before starting them. Good Luck and Congrats on your surgery!
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When going under the muscle and cutting that muscle off the 5th rib, there is always injury to the pectoralis muscle, and at times, injury to the covering of the 5th rib or even the intercostal muscles which are the muscles between the ribs.
The pain from these injuries subsides over time and is natural and of no great consequence. The fact that the pain began after a different type of breast massaging could indicate that the implant is now pushing on a different area causing pain on inspiration.
All that being said, one always must consider a pneumothorax (some air escaping from the lung leading to a partial or complete collapse). I say this not to frighten you, but to encourage you to call your personal plastic surgeon and allow him or her to determine the level of concern that is appropriate for your pain.