If you have recently undergone breast augmentation or are considering it, you may be wondering how much pain is normal and what you can expect during the healing period.
However, several other reasons may cause your breast implants to hurt including complications. Now, when it comes to complications associated with breast procedures, they are considered rare but if you suspect there is something wrong, we advise you to contact a professional for an examination.
What does the Healing Process Look like?
Naturally, during your procedure, your surgeon will need to create an incision and stretch the existing breast tissue to place your implant.
This may result in some post-operative pain, swelling, and tenderness which is completely natural and part of the healing process. Any pain can be controlled using anti-inflammatory medication and should begin to improve within a few weeks of surgery.
What complications cause pain?
Now, whilst the risk of complication is low certain conditions may cause breast implant pain.
Capsular contracture occurs when the body’s immune system responds to the presence of a foreign object, such as a breast implant, by forming scar tissue around it.
In some cases, this scar tissue can become thick and constrict, causing pain and discomfort.
If a breast implant ruptures, it can cause pain and discomfort. This can happen due to trauma, aging of the implant, or a defect in the implant.
Sometimes, breast implants can shift or move out of place, causing pain and discomfort.
Breast implant infections are rare but can occur. If an infection develops, it can cause pain, swelling, redness, and other symptoms.
If you are experiencing persistent pain or discomfort with your breast implants, you must speak with your plastic surgeon. They can perform a physical examination, imaging tests, or other diagnostic tests to determine the cause of your symptoms and recommend the appropriate treatment.
For more information on breast pain, or to book a breast health screening contact Implant Health.