I was told you'd be able to see the breast implants up top and your breasts loose below it. My surgery is next Saturday, what can I expect? Going from A to C (350CC).
How Do Breasts Look Immediately After Augmentation?
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Appearance of implants right after surgery
Your breasts will be somewhat swollen and look "tight" soon after surgery. They also may look on the high side for a few months until your body has had a chance to accomodate this change in size. Be patient because your new breasts will improve in appearance as you recover.
Breasts appearance immediately following augmentation
I tell all my patients not to panic when they view their breasts for the first time following a breast augmentation. I warn them that the breasts will appear too large, implants will appear high, they will appear round and feel very firm. Generally it takes 4-6 weeks before a woman will have a good idea what the breasts will look like and 4-6 months before seeing the final results. Be patient; you will love your new look.
Looks can be deceiving after breast implants
What you can expect immediately after your breast augmentation is that your breast will have some swelling especially in the upper breast. If you are wrapped with an ACE bandage after surgery then the breasts may have a flattened appearance initially. All of these things will go away and the breast will settle into there shape in a couple of weeks. Discuss these and other possible changes with your plastic surgeon before the surgery.
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Appearance after surgery
The Breast Recovery and Changes Following Breast Augmentation
It’s not unusual for breast augmentation patients to see dramatic changes in their breasts in the first week following surgery. Immediately following surgery, patients experience significant swelling and muscle spasm which causes significant distortion of the breast.
When sub muscular breast augmentation is performed, muscle spasm can cause implants to shift in a superior direction. As relaxation of the muscle occurs, implants gradually drop into a more normal position. This can be facilitated by using upper chest compression bands and ace wraps.
In other cases, severe swelling of the breast tissue and surrounding soft tissue can result in loss of definition of the breast implants. This can give the appearance of large poorly defined breasts. Fortunately, this swelling resolves rapidly with time. Compression following surgery can help minimize swelling as well.
It’s important to be patient and realize that significant changes will occur following surgery. If you have questions, make sure you discuss them with your plastic surgeon. In many cases, a little reassurance can make the post-operative experience less stressful for patients.
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.