Possible early capsular contracture? 180cc saline unders. (photo)
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Breast Augmentation Capsular Contracture
A capsule will have formed around both of your implants by 10 weeks. These are sometimes called scars, and do bear some resemblance to other types of internal scars.
with the current photos I am not getting a clear idea of what may be occurring with your implants. I see photos that appear rather unremarkable, and a normal postop appearance.
Discussion with your surgeon will be the best recommendation
Capsular Contracture: Signs And Symptoms
Your breast look very natural. But, obviously they feel abnormal to you.
Your doctor can prescribe singular before your appointment or see you sooner if needed.
Massage should help.
Possible early capsular contracture? 180cc saline unders.
Posted photos do not show a CC. But only IN PERSON examination would allow that diagnosis to be made..//
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Early capsular contracture?
It sounds and appears like you and your surgeon are doing everything well. You are looking great for only five weeks postop. Keep in mind that each side will always have different pains and different healing rates but over ensuing months, these concerns should disappear.
Keep doing what you are doing, keep your appt in 10 days and don't worry about them until then.
Things look fine!
Keep your follow up appointment in 10 days. Unless you are running a fever and the breast is red or extremely tender you do not need to be seen sooner.
Breasts often heal at different rates after surgery
You are early after surgery, and this is not an emergency. See your plastic surgeon when you can, as only an exam can determine what is going on. Your photos look great, so there's not much to tell from them. Sometimes an implant doesn't drop, or the pocket is too small, giving an early firm feel. These things often correct without surgery. A capsular contracture usually happens in the future, and takes time to develop.
Concerns about capsular contracture
Keep in mind that the usual natural history of a post-surgical breast is that it takes a period of approximately 12 weeks to feel and appear within normal limits. You are still healing.
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