Should I Continue to Wear Compression Band 30 Days Post Breast Implant Surgery? (photos)

Dear Doctor, I had 200cc Mentor silicone textured surface implants on 10th Oct and had been wearing compression band (see photo) 24/7 since 11th Oct. Judging from the photos I took today, do you think 1) I should continue to wear the garment? 2) If yes for how long more? 3) If no what to switch into? 4) My right breast is clearly lower on the bottom hence appears larger than left, what can I do about it? 5) What other suggestions do you have for me? Do you see any other problems? Thank you!

Doctor Answers (8)

Compression Band after Breast Augmentation

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    Bandeau to help with implant descent may make sense until the implants have completely dropped.  Massage helps as well.  Time is the main factor.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Hughesplasticsurgery Los Angeles, CA


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Compression band for breasts

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I am not a big fan of compression bands after breast augmentation. You should really ask your surgeon what his protocol is.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Suggestions

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you appear to have a beautiful result. My only suggestion is to start enjoying your new look. It takes time for swelling to resolve.

Norman Bakshandeh, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Should I Continue to Wear Compression Band 30 Days Post Breast Implant Surgery?

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I think your best path is to see your surgeon ASAP to discuss your issues in person! We can only give suggestions not medical care over the internet. I see the issues of which you post but without an in person examination would be hard pressed top give advise for you. 

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Postoperative Care after Breast Augmentation?

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Congratulations on having undergone the breast augmentation procedure; from what I can see viewing your pictures, you are on your way to a very nice result.

Only your plastic surgeon should be providing you with postoperative care recommendations; remember that he/she is responsible for your care.

Best wishes.

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Instructions To Follow After Breast Augmentation

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Dear Lilian,

Thank you for sharing you photos.

Keeping an open line of communication with your surgeon is essential. I believe that it is important to follow your surgeon's instructions; you and your surgeon are a team and the success of the surgery is bound to how well the performance of this team will be.

Therefore, the compression garment issue as well as the implants massage regimen should be discussed with your surgeon.

I hope this helps.

Thank you for your inquiry and the best of luck to you.

Dr. Sajjadian

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Compression Band after breast augmentation

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Every surgeon has his or her own postop regimen, especially with breast augmentation. With regard to compression band, it's best to ask your surgeon about it. With regard to the early asymmetry post op, I would wait a bit longer to make final judgement. Each breast can recover at different rate. Your surgeon should be able to give you a clear reasoning for wearing the compression band 24/7 for one month after surgery and it's important to follow his or her guideline in order to achieve optimal recovery. I can't give you the reason since I don't use this type of compression band for my patients but I am certain your surgeon has a valid reason for it. 

Best Wishes,

Stewart Wang, MD FACS, Wang Plastic Surgery

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Should I Continue to Wear Compression Band

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Photos are very useful, but are not as valid as an in person exam. The enclosed photos are quite good, but on the frontal view without the garment I am having trouble seeing the asymmetry you discuss. 

You would do best to discuss this with your own surgeon who has access not only to a live exam, but also the knowledge of your appearance before surgery, and you progress since. The advice from your surgeon is much more useful than any online advice given without enough information.

Thanks, and best wishes. 

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
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