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Old 11-20-2007, 03:51 AM   #1
 
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right breast soreness and hardness

Hi, new here and glad to have found something like this. I really went into this blind I think, not my usual anal researcher self...Anyway...I'm on day 7 now from a nipple incision, silicon textured anatomical implant and am not even sure if I'm over or under the muscle. I've emailed my surgeon to ask.

My left breast is healing very nicely though mornings are still very sore. I'm however worried bout the right one. Its more sore than the left and feels 'fuller'. Walking really bothers me mainly it seems because of the movement of the compression bra I wearly constantly against the breast and the band underneath the bra brushing against the bottom of the breast. This effects really only the right one. The left brest I am not so aware of. The right side of my right breast is pretty numb and still quite sore to touch. I had drainage taken out on day 4 after surgery which I'd think was enough time but is it feels like almost any moderate movement with the the bra on is very uncomfortable with the right breast. With the bra off its much better.

The two breasts look identical and I can't see any difference. But is it normal to have more pain in one than the other and at what point should I get worried? Are there any signs that I'm not healing properly?
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:18 AM   #2
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It is normal for your breasts to heal differently. You have to think of breast augmentation as two separate surgeries, one on each breast. If you are in a lot of pain you might want to ask to be seen. IMO, around 7 days post-op you should be off of your pain meds. If you have a fever or your breasts are red and hot to the touch, or if they have any draining at the incision sites - those are signs of infection. What you describe sounds normal to me though. If you think something is going on, you should always see your PS.

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My left breast was way sorer than my right one for quite awhile. It's quite normal for them to heal at different rates.
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My right one was a killer and still hurts now. I have had no problems with the left one at all. But the pain is not as bad as it was last week band im told this is normal by my PS so it will just take time... hope you feel better soon ! x
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My ps told me my left would probably heal quicker, since she had to do a bit of extra adjusting on the right -- I wasn't symmetrical, so she had to do more correcting on the right. In fact, she lowered my crease on the right.

Part of your difference may be the different work the surgeon had to do. Sounds all normal.
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hi im new here too and also my breast augmentation is 17 days old.

So happy to have found a site like this. Thank you...

I am the same my right breast is harder and much more sorer than my right. Still in a bit of pain.
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My left hurt more than the right from the moment I woke up in the recovery room. It plagued me with problems off and on for at least 3 months, but probably closer to 4. My right side never gave me any problems at all and dropped a little faster. There were no major complications in the side that hurt other than an inflamed nerve that eventually settled down. They both healed fine in the end and both settled and dropped nicely. It seems very typical for one side to be more of a nuisance than the other. I wouldn't worry much about it.
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It sounds like you have exactly the same type of implants I do, except I know for a fact mine are under the muscle. Similar to your experience, my right breast was much more tender and sore than my left one. It felt tighter, firmer, and generally more uncomfortable than the other one and to some extent it still does after 22 days post op. However, my right one actually looks a bit different too, which really sucks. It's not a huge difference, but it's enough to make me feel lopsided, so at least you can be happy yours look identical. Anyway, as others have said I think it's normal for your breasts to heal at different rates, so don't worry that you aren't normal.

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Hi, new here and glad to have found something like this. I really went into this blind I think, not my usual anal researcher self...Anyway...I'm on day 7 now from a nipple incision, silicon textured anatomical implant and am not even sure if I'm over or under the muscle. I've emailed my surgeon to ask.

My left breast is healing very nicely though mornings are still very sore. I'm however worried bout the right one. Its more sore than the left and feels 'fuller'. Walking really bothers me mainly it seems because of the movement of the compression bra I wearly constantly against the breast and the band underneath the bra brushing against the bottom of the breast. This effects really only the right one. The left brest I am not so aware of. The right side of my right breast is pretty numb and still quite sore to touch. I had drainage taken out on day 4 after surgery which I'd think was enough time but is it feels like almost any moderate movement with the the bra on is very uncomfortable with the right breast. With the bra off its much better.

The two breasts look identical and I can't see any difference. But is it normal to have more pain in one than the other and at what point should I get worried? Are there any signs that I'm not healing properly?

Dont freak out - it is completely normal!!


Yeah, I am nearly 5 weeks out and I had the same during the first couple of weeks. My righty felt really really wierd, and I spoke with my PS and my PS RN, and they put my fears to rest and said what I was describing was exactly like so many other patients described. My righty was sorer and swollen for longer, it is still behind my lefty now...

My lefty had never misbehaved but my righty still feels a little wierd sometimes. It is like internal sensitivity or something....

Anyway welcome to JBI!! I have textured anatomicals too!, when you become a member you can check out my pics if you want - I am always trying to find gals with anatomicals because so many things are different with post op care.
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It took almost a full month for my left to catch up to the same feeling as the right. I am almost 4 months post op and my left breast has just now finished fluffing like the right one. The left one was harder than the right for awhile and as far as the pain in the bra, I had the same thing. Mine was mostly an oversensitivity. Whenever my breast brushed against my bra, it was like it was soooo sunburnt and someone was scratching it. But it got better every week and was completely gone by week 4. Just give it some time and good luck.
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hey! I just posted about the same thing but in my left breast.. Im 2 weeks out and it hurts randomly and is way more sensitive than the right, i done even notice the right one.. But with me, left boob has been giving me a hard time since the beginning, its bigger and higher up which i hope will go away once they drop, and has hurt more the whole time whereas my righty healed up really fast and doesnt hurt at all. Also, if i sneeze or cough, the left gets like a stabbing pain. ugh!
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