Q: I want to know if it’s normal to feel extreme soreness 3 weeks post op and when I should expect it to go away?
It’s been three weeks since my breast augmentation procedure. I am worried that there is something wrong with my right implant because the inner part of my right breast feels very sore when I massage it and when I take deep breaths my right boob hurts. Also, the right breast is very painful when I squeeze them together. My doctor 2 weeks post op said the right breast hurt more because I use my right hand more often than my left. My left breast doesn’t hurt at all.
A: Submuscular breast augmentation can have extended periods of soreness
Submuscular breast augmentation necessitates a division of the pectoral muscle along the inner lower portion of each breast. This is often associated with postoperative pain that varies in each patient and often differs even with right versus left breast. Most plastic surgeons manage symptomatic patients with regular examinations. In the absence of other findings, symptoms usually subside spontaneously 3-6 weeks after surgery.