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After breast augmentation surgery, muscle spasms are common. As the pectoral muscle adjusts to the presence of the implant, the spasms will cause you to feel tightness in your chest. After a week or two, the spasms should go away. Sometimes the spasms will not cease for three or four weeks if you received a relatively large implant size. Your cosmetic surgeon can discuss stretching routines and massage techniques to alleviate the discomfort of muscle spasms. If you are experiencing severe discomfort, you should consult your surgeon.

Muscle spasms are more likely to occur with a submuscular implant position, a procedure option placing the implant underneath your pectoral muscle. Another option is a subglandular breast implant, which is placed under the breast tissue but above the muscle.

In Los Angeles, Dr. Eugene Kim has the expertise necessary to discuss both of these breast implant placements with you and determine which option will achieve the look you desire. Although placement under the muscle is more likely to involve muscle spasms, you may want to choose this option if you desire a more natural, subtle change in breast size. Subglandular placement may be a good choice if you have a sufficient amount of breast tissue.

Click here see more plastic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Eugene Kim on patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Santa Monica and surrounding areas or call 310-271-6996 to schedule a consultation.

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