Follow up with your plastic surgeon
After any type of breast surgery, swelling can create areas of hardness that may take weeks to months to resolve. In some cases the hardness can represent areas of fat necrosis that may require secondary excision. It is best to have your surgeon follow your progress to assess whether the swelling is improving or may be fat necrosis requiring further surgery. In most instances, even with fat necrosis the likelihood of requiring further surgery is very small.