Pain, Swelling, Nipple Sensitivity After Breast Augmentation Surgery I am 61 years old.

I had small C cup breast implants placed 3 weeks ago. My nipples and the surrounding area are now very sore and feels a very painful, burning sensation. Are these normal post-procedure? What can I do to ease the condition? (POPPYTEETO U.K. 6 years ago)

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Sensations after BA

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During recovery from breast augmentation surgery, it is normal for patients to experience strange sensations, such as numbness and burning especially if the incision was around the areola. Over time, these sensations will subside and your satisfaction with the procedure will increase. Massage is one method to help reduce the sensitivity. You also might want to try an herbal supplement, arnica. This supplement can help with postoperative inflammation and swelling, which can in turn alleviate nerve pain causing numbing, burning sensations. As you are healing, it is important for you to communicate any concerns to your board-certified plastic surgeon. Congratulations on your new procedure! Good luck in your recovery.

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Pain after breast augmentation

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Thank you for your question. During the first few weeks following a breast augmentation, it is not uncommon to experience a burning sensation, pain or even numbness. Given that you are only three weeks out, I would not be concerned. However, it is always best to contact your surgeon if you are still unsure, or have additional questions. Good luck! 

Pain after augmentation

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Thanks for your inquiry and yes it is not uncommon to have pain and burning around the nipple 3 weeks after surgery, but without an exam it is hard to advise if your symptoms are normal.

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