i had breast augmentation on the 18th and i know they may still be swollen but is it all swelling under my arms or are my implants sitting under my arms? when i push in on them a little bit it doesnt feel like just swelling, it almost feels like the implant is there, on both sides. is this normal? or do you think its just swelling? when they drop will they move out from under my arms if in fact thats where they are sitting right now? And they feel kinda hard, not natural feeling. thanks!
Swelling Under Arms, And Hard Implants. Normal 1 Week Post-Op?
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Under Arm Swelling
Swelling on the side of your chest- to the side of your breasts- is common. This is usually accompanied by bruising. Swelling in your armpit is not- it's difficult without a picture to get a good sense of what you mean. If the implant is sitting too far to the side it can feel like a fullness to the side of our breast and I have seen this in my office. If you feel your breast and imagine the 'circle underneath' that is your implant (most implants used tday have a round base) then your nipple should generally be near the center of that circle. That's probably the best way to self-assess what's going on. Any experienced breast augmentation surgeon should be able to tell you what's going on. If you attach a photo it might be more helpful.
Swelling 1 week after breast surgery
Swelling is normal 1 week out from surgery. However, you should address any questions/concerns regarding recovery with your surgeon directly for the best/accurate diagnosis and advice. Best wishes.
You should look good one week after breast implants
There may be a bit of swelling a week after breast augmentation though your breast should look pretty good after the first week. If you requested a very full result it may take several weeks for the skin envelop to relax and implants to settle. Under your arms? Better see your surgeon.
Best of luck,
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