Q&A: EXTREMELY SORE/SENSITIVE SKIN ON BOTH BREASTS FOLLOWING BREAST AUGMENTATION

"I am 2 weeks post op for a breast aug. I went with 275cc round silicone gel w/ dual plane. The skin on my breasts is so sore it feels like it’s been burned. Bras, clothing, seat belt strap, my hair touching it is extremely painful. What is going on and when will this go away? Anything I can do to relieve the pain? Advil, Darvocet, ice, nothing works. Please Help!"

 

DR. POUSTI: Hypersensitive breasts.

At two weeks post-op breast augmentation surgery, it is common for you to experience hypersensitivity of the breasts. Swelling, bruising, and burning sensations are a normal part of the healing process. Treatments include “desensitization” and anti-inflammatories to help minimize discomfort. Fevers, chills, abnormal swelling, and redness are signs to be concerned about and should be reported to your surgeon.

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