I had Breast Implants 5 days ago, feeling well but noticed my left breast is more swollen than my right Is ths normal? (photo)
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Swollen on one side after surgery
I understand why it is easier to ask advice on-line after surgery but
no one can advise you except your surgeon.
Please call your plastic surgeon now, explain what is going on and arrange to be seen.
I had Breast Implants 5 days ago, feeling well but noticed my left breast is more swollen than my right Is ths normal?
Swelling could be more than "average" (and still OK), but could also be due to hematoma!
"Small" bleeds are uncommon, but do occasionaly occur; this may be your situation, or you could simply have more tissue swelling. But usually not quite this much.
Since even a small hematoma can increase the risk of capsular contracture, I would recommend seeing your surgeon promptly for an in-person evaluation, as prompt surgical evacuation can limit your chances of undesirable longer-tern problems (and a bigger re-operation later).
By photos alone, you appear borderline, but I would still see your surgeon. If s/he has a portable ultrasound machine this is an easy non-invasive way to find out for sure. Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
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I agree it is important to see her plastic surgeon to rule out the possibility of a hematoma.
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