I Am 190 Lbs. and 5' 1" I Had a Breast Lift and Augmentation. I chose 550 cc's and when I tried them out in the office with a bra, using a 38DD, they looked perfect. However, since the surgery 3 weeks ago today, I don't feel like I look any bigger then I did in my padded 38 B. The surgery was done under the muscle. My profile looks bigger, but my shirts don't fit me any better. Can you tell me is this normal?? Also, the doctor said I still have swelling, so if that is right, how much smaller will I look when the swelling goes down?????
How Much Smaller Will I Be After Swelling? Is This Normal?
Doctor Answers 4
How Much Smaller Will I Be After Swelling?
It may be counterintuitive, but swelling may make the breast appear smaller by blending out the contour changes that have occurred.
It is hard to answer anything more specific to your course without photos.
All the best
Have a question? Ask a doctor
Concerned with results 3 weeks after breast augmentation
You won't see your final result for at least 3-6 months. It takes time for your breasts to heal, your swelling to resolve, and your implants to settle. The larger your implants, the longer it takes for them to settle, and 550 cc is a large implant.
It's best to follow up with your plastic surgeon and discuss your concerns with him/her. I hope that helps and wish you the best.
Swelling 3 weeks after BA
Relax. You still have a way to go till you can really see your results. It takes about three months for most of the swelling to resolve and the implants to settle into position. 550 cc is a big implant and you will certainly see a change from before your surgery.
You might also like...
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.