Hematoma or Capsular Contracture After Breast Augmentation?
I had submuscular breast augmentation on January 4, 2010. Here are my post op notes: Silimed: Left side: 315CC Right side: 355CC Gel cohesive silicone
About 10 days after surgery, I had a "charlie horse" feeling in my right breast. The breast became very hard and swollen especially in the top of the breast. I have a "shelf" now.
I went to the doctor (he did not do my surgery) 2 weeks after surgery and he told me that I had a hematoma but it didn't need to be evacuated. Now almost 4 weeks after surgery the bruising from the hematoma is almost gone but the breast is still as high and hard ans swollen as it was 2 weeks ago.
Does that mean I have capsular contracture? I have been applying heat twice a day and taking vitamin E. Is there anything else I can do? The doctor told me to just be patient and "wait and see". I would really appreciate any advice. Thank you.