Q&A: PAIN AFTER BREAST AUGMENTATION?

"I have 425 saline mod profile under both breast. My right is filled to 450 and left filled to 490. Its been eight weeks since surgery and my left is still pretty sore. The implant feels a little too overfilled and my crease is a little lower than the right. It hurts in the lower part of my breast along with my ribs on that same side. My right feels good, no pain or soreness. Is this normal and how long will it last?"

 

DR. POUSTI: Pain after Breast Augmentation?.

Thank you for the question.

Discomfort after any type of surgery will vary from one patient to another depending on many factors including patients’ pain threshold, the exact procedure performed, the amount/extent of dissection necessary, surgical technique…

The majority of patients who undergo breast augmentation surgery have significant discomfort for the first 2 to 4 days after surgery. This discomfort (and requirements for pain medication and muscle relaxant) decreases rapidly on a weekly basis.

Given that your breasts is still “pretty sore” after 8 weeks, you may want to follow-up with your plastic surgeon for evaluation. He/she will be in the best position to advise you.

Best wishes.

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