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4 years ago

Heat radiates into my left breast when standing up from laying down then goes away

I had my breast implant surgery 5 weeks ago abroad it’s under the muscle and I still have a little pain in my chest muscle but my left breast gets really hot when I stand up after laying down and I think it’s maybe because of the incision since it hasn’t healed completely because I overused my antibiotic ointment but I stopped using it a week ago, I had an abdominal rash three days ago but faded

Procedure: Breast Augmentation
Location: Sulaimaniyah - Iraq

Replies 4

Tania Medina
ASPS Int. Surgeon

Hello dear!! Remember that it's normal to feel changes on the breast for a few months after the surgery, however you can have a breast ultrasound and also a blood work to ensure that everything it's ok. Always contact your plastic surgeon if you have any questions.

Susan Buenaventura
ASPS Surgeon
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Hello, it sounds like you may have an infection. It is important to see your plastic surgeon to check. With an implant in place, it is important to assess this and treat if necessary. Signs of infection can be warmth, redness, pain in the breast or fever. Hydrate, rest and check in with your surgeon. Good luck to you.

Nelson Castillo

Unfortunately without photographs or an in-person examination it is difficult to offer advice other than to see your surgeon to ensure all is okay and healing well.

Jon Harrell
ASPS Surgeon

This could be due to a healing nerve injury and will likely improve with time. Infection is not as likely based upon the time out from surgery. If things are improving then just be patient and expect gradual improvement. Best of Luck Dr Harrell


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