After you undergo any type of surgery, it can be hard to know what is considered to be “normal” and what is considered to otherwise not be so. If you have recently undergone breast augmentation surgery or if you are scheduled to get it done, it’s important to know just what you can expect during recovery and what things are worth calling your doctor about. Read on to learn more.
Loss of or Heightened Nipple Sensation
One of the biggest things that patients worry about after breast augmentation surgery is losing any sort of nipple sensation. As a way to feel sexually stimulated, nipple sensation is important for any woman’s sex life. However, sometimes after breast augmentation surgery, you can either lose the sensation in your nipples for a few weeks afterwards or the sensation in your nipples can be heightened, which can be extremely uncomfortable and irritating.
Another symptom that you may experience after you get a breast augmentation is soreness in your breasts and even in your armpit. Depending on where your incision site is— your armpit, your nipple, or under your breasts— you may experience extreme soreness around these areas and should avoid rubbing near these incisions sites. In order to break up the soreness around your entire breast, however, it is recommended to gently massage your breast tissues. When massaging your breasts take your index and middle finger and squeeze them together and apply a gently amount of pressure on your breasts and start massaging.
You may be surprised by how large your breasts are immediately following your breast augmentation surgery, however, a lot of the size that you are seeing is largely caused by inflammation. In fact, you won’t really see your actual breast size for a few weeks or even a month following your surgery. Remember that swelling is normal and that it is nothing to really worry about.
To learn more about what you can expect following surgery, contact Dr. George Philip Smith’s office today!