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Breast Augmentation...I need answers, not ridicule.. thank you

I have breast implants and have been running a lot. It feels like the muscle in front of my right breast is strained..can that happen from running a lot?

Tue. Apr 1, 12:27pm

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I am no expert but I would guess that could be one of many things causing the pain. I would say look into getting an VERY supportive HIGH IMPACT sport bra.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 12:31 PM

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I have natural breasts and running without the proper support garment will cause sore muscles and tender nipples. Sports bra, a little more snug then you think it should be.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 12:35 PM

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The positioning of your implants may have shifted from the running or the build-up of scar tissue (have you been doing daily massage like you're supposed to?), so you're feeling pain in weird places.

Check out the sports bra threads for some great advice.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 12:39 PM

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I have been massaging and doing exercises, I am just afraid I have developed capsular contraction. I hope not, but who knows. I have been wearing a really supportive sports bra and an under shirt, it could also be the muscles in my back that are knotted and bothering my chest ( has happened more than once) I am kind of a tensed up person.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 12:44 PM

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I called him, he said that by running so much I probably put stress on my back which then put stress on my chest muscle and is making the implant squeez and feel uncomfortable...he recommended a massage...I am not going to disagree!
I just saw him about a month ago and he said everything felt fine then and that nothing could have developed that fast...maybe I am a hypocondriac (or however you spell it) Sometimes it freaks me out that there are implants in me!! I'll get over it over time...thanks for your help!!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 5:11 PM

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A couple of things (no pun intended) :)

How long ago did you have your surgery?
What is your age?
Were you physically active prior to surgery or have you ramped it up?
When did the pain start? How long does it last? Type of pain?

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 5:24 PM

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A really good sports bra

See link below to see how much a good bra can help with "bounce". It's definitely not the prettiest of bra's but it's by far the best sports bra that I've found.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 5:58 PM

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Your pain sounds an awful lot like that of two large-chested athletic females I know who got reduction surgery to fix it. I may be joining their club soon myself because I'm sick of the constant problems with my upper back.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008, 1:05 AM

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I had my surgery about 5 months ago, I was VERY active before, more than I am now, I am 22, the reason behind the surgery was a fluxuation in weight and the effects it had on my breasts...I got married and I wanted the problem fixed. The pain doesnt last long, just for a few minutes after I am done working out, its a very dull pain...almost like pulling...

Wednesday, April 02, 2008, 12:05 PM

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5:24 here

I experienced something similar around the 6 - 8 month mark (I have had mine for over a year), because it is happens after your workout it is probably not capusular contraction. Get a REALLY godd sports bra (I have "moving comfort"), and it holds evrything in place. You need underwire support. Also try reducing the running, I walked the treadmill for the first 7 months using high speed and incline to reduce the jarring.
It feels almost like a twinge and a yank, you should be fine, just slow down a bit.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008, 2:21 PM

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I too have implants a little over a year now...I went quite large and have no problems with working out..however around 4-5 months I did experience the sensations you are are still dropping and fluffing so you will have periodic pulling, twinges and stabs of should wear a good supportive bra snug-fit, and within time those feelings should go away....mine lasted for about 1 month or so...( It takes 6-12 months for all setteling of implants to occur).

Wednesday, April 02, 2008, 4:32 PM

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that happens to me alot when i run, what i do i wear a normal really supporative bra AND a sports bra. It works great

Wednesday, April 02, 2008, 5:25 PM

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You might try the Enell, it is a new sports bra that is the latest rave with runners, it is extremely supporative. It would probably work well with your problem. The only problem is that it is very expensive, $60, you get it at special running stores or on line running stores.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008, 7:59 PM

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Thank yall so much...I was starting to get worried, bc I dont have a lot of friends who have implants! I really appreciate the support and feedback

Wednesday, April 02, 2008, 10:17 PM

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I had a breast reduction, and it took me two years to feel normal. I work out 4 times a week, and wear an exercise bra (Hanes) over a regular bra, non underwire, with a padded strap. It's the only thing that feels comfortable. I have worn two bras while exercising for 20 years. I'm still pretty voluptuous (34 D), so I can't stand bouncing around, plus after all that recovery, who wants to deal with gravity?

Friday, April 04, 2008, 12:00 AM

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It is different for those that have implants vs those that are naturally endowed. You will need individual cups in your exercise bra, and an underwire. This will halt the bounce and wear and tear.
good luck

Friday, April 04, 2008, 9:47 AM

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Wow, it’s hard to believe I’ve had mine now for over 25 years and don’t regret 1 day of it. My first thought is 5 months is not very long. Incisions take time to heal and you do have foreign objects in your body that its trying to adjust to so be careful, do invest in a good bra and if you’re still having trouble call your Doctor back, don’t take no for an answer and get in to see him make sure there is no medical problem. I don’t know what they cost nowadays but after that kind of investment you don’t want to take any chances with it or your health.

Monday, April 07, 2008, 5:29 AM

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breast augment advise

i just got my lift and implants in august and have started running again, its been going on 2 months now. are you using 2 to 3 support bras while going for your run? my implants are under the muscle and this has been a lifesaver for me. i hope this helps you out. good luck!

Monday, April 07, 2008, 7:49 PM

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I went through the armpit, the incision is tiny and hardly recognizable

Monday, April 07, 2008, 9:05 PM

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Yes I have been using 2 bras...I also went under the muscle through the them!

Monday, April 07, 2008, 9:06 PM

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Mine were under the muscle, under the breats (small incision), and I can run my little heart out with my sports bra.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008, 9:03 AM

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Will surgeons do augmentation on someone that is 30 lbs overweight? Do you have to lose weight first before they will operate? I am looking into the surgery and any help would be great.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008, 10:30 AM

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I would say call and ask..

Tuesday, April 08, 2008, 11:31 AM

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Mine were saline (I've had them for just over a year).
For the woman who was asking about being overweight, when you would go for a consultation they would tell you.
I personally would lose the weight first then get the implants.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008, 5:23 PM

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The consutation where I live is $150 so I didn't want to walk in and them tell me to go lose 30 lbs and leave without my $150. I am 5'6 and 170lbs.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008, 8:30 PM

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I would still recommend losing the weight, then get them done. Look at it as a reward for your hard work.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008, 8:48 AM

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Definatley loose the weight before you get the implants, I did and it was an amazing transformation. My sister in law lost 36 pounds and she is getting a lift and implants. So exciting!! Save them for the end...something to look forward to after your long journey!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008, 12:55 PM

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When you lose weight grom working out, you lose boobs. I went from a D to a B. Now am ready to get implants. If you get your implants, then lose weight, they wouldnt fit right!!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008, 1:00 PM

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