Can anyone tell me why my breast still feel hard after breast reduction surgery one week ago?

  • hayday
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  • 1 year ago

I realize that swelling is normal after any surgery. I had breast reduction 1 week ago and my breast feel hard and stiff with very little reduction in swelling. I feel like I have 2 cups glued to my chest. It's feels very cumbersome and un natural. I did not have implants. Any advice from anyone who has been through this?

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Hi does anyone feel like one breast is larger then the other? One boob feels softer and feels like it dropped but the other one still really hard and higher up on my chest. Also one spot of the incision is open the dr said its normal at the knot sites?
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Yes!! I am 11 days post op and my left breast is still very hard and swollen and feels weird!! What did your doctor tell you??
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Nothing unusual about that, each breast heals as an individual
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I had a breast reduction December 30th and it is march 9th and most of my boob on the left is still hard as a rock and some parts of the right boob:( I'm scared !!!!!
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I felt like that for over a week I am sure. Things will get better in the next few weeks! Take a look at my comparison pictures this past week. It shows the difference from week 1 when I felt so hard and engorged to week 5. Hang in there!
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One week is no time at all. Give it 2-3 months.
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Well i am 11 days post op and i cried so hard today at dr office i feel regret but i dont mixed emotions i guess my ?'s r does the shape change and is it normal for them 2 b hard as rocks. I feel i lost my partners in crime lol
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absolutely normal, will take 2+ months for them to soften and drop
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Omg i am relieved to hear that i was starting to get depressed cause some asshole said i look like i had fat man tits all i was doing was standing in line at walmart it hurt so bad
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Yes completely normal. Take a look at my review. I posted comparison pictures and it shows quite the difference. I am 5 weeks post-op now and don't feel as hard as rocks anymore. It just takes time.
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Well urs look natural because u have good cleavage and good natural shape to ur boobs from the start mine dont look like that I was a 40dd and he took me to I think to small a C cup I dont any cleavage anymore. I guess my ? Is will it all shape up I am all depressed cause I feel I shouldnt have done it. I am affraid when I do lose the weight I am going to lose all my boobs and end up with none. Also should I just be wearing sports bras for now?
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i am 4 weeks postop i went down from 38ddd to a 36c i feel so much better now but im concerned about my right breast it gets harder at times and it gets too painful to the point it cant be touched or rub pain comes and go but its in the same spot always any tip on how to ease the pain and what can it be my ps said it could be some fluid but he says he doesnt want to open the insicions so far now.
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Day 27 post op. I had been swollen only first 7 days because I take special nutritional shakes that improve circulation and lymph drainage, also they are anti- Inflammatory. My PS confirmed unusually fast healing, also I use Lavemder oil on open parts of breast.
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I get operation to make my breast bigger about 2 year now. But some small part of my breast is still no feel (feel nothing when i touch) . Is it ok? Or something really not right. But it never me at all. Tks u
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I am 1 week post op, still swollen and hard. I have the occassional contracting feeling when I exert myself too much. Had really bad nerve pain in my left breast that went away after day 5. My breasts feel very high, but when I look in the mirror, they don't look too high. I think it takes some time to get used to the feeling of actually having tissue in that area. I feel like everyone that I pass, looks at me and instantly knows I just had BA surgery, haha. Overall, I am very happy with the whole process. I feel so much better than I did just 2 days ago. Every day is easier.
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I'm 8 weeks post op and still feel pretty hard and full... Dr said it will take a good 6 months to be back to normal
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I jus looked at your pics. CONGRATS to You!! Look look GREAT!!
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I'm 2 weeks post op today and think I'm still quite swelled! I drove to my friends yesterday and went for something to eat and last night/ this morning I feel a lot more sore and swelled than I usually do! I'm back at work on Monday though so guess I'm just going to have to put up with it! Meeting with my PS today so going to ask him whether it has an effect on the overall healing and if I need more time off because of this! If I meal out made me feel sore and tired I dread to think what a full week in work is going to do!
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I can tell the swelling goes down just a bit everyday. I'm not sure whether certain foods effect this or not. I feel a lot of burning and stinging which I believe is part of the healing process. The incisions have their own kind of pain as well. Aleve and Tylenol is all I am taking which help some. While the appearence looks good, the healing process seems to take alot longer in order to actually feel better.
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Hi I am going to have a breast reduction in July. My question is. Do you have any regrets now that is has been a couple months since you had the surgery? Can you tell a big difference in your size from the way they were?
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It takes many weeks for the swelling to go away. I am 10 weeks post-op and they are finally feeling softer! Mine were very firm for many weeks, worse if I over did the activity/exercise/housework and worse/tender from hormones with my period. The boxy strange shape changed around week 6 and my breasts are currently a very decent shape, still a little firm but not hard & tight anymore. Hang in there!
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My surgery was ten days ago, and I'm experiencing swelling and soreness on the sides of my breasts where the lipo was done. There are weird hard spots...kind of under my armpits. It's very uncomfortable, and I feel like my chest is huge compared to right after surgery. My breasts aren't very hard or sore in front. I don't have any advice. I'm hoping others do!
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Well, I do think the swelling is going down slowly from what it was a week ago. However, my breasts still feel firmer and more swollen than I would like them to be. I guess I need to be more patient with process. I also have a numb area on the right side which hasn't changed too much since surgery. I hope the numbness will go away once the swelling goes down. I didn't have any Lipo under the armpits. I guess that makes the healing even more prolonged in that area. I've been alternating Extra Strenght Tylenol and Aleve. They seem to help some. I was wondering about a heating pad on the lowest setting.I can't take the Percocet it makes me sick and goofy.
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I hope you feel better soon!
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I was quite swollen for the first two weeks and didn't even realize it. I am into my third week after surgery now and the tightness has lessened, although I mostly feel it when I shower now and right after...I don't know if it is my skin contracting or what. The other thing I think is that I just had such large, floppy breasts for so long that any tightness would feel foreign to me.
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