I had my surgery last Thursday, they are still swollen but I feel they are a bit bigger that what I have wanted. I went with 285cc under the muscle, I feel I should have gone with less than that, maybe 50cc less to make it a difference. I am 5´1, 90lbs, and BWD of 11cm. I was 32A looking to be a full B and now my surgical bra size is 34C. That´s a little too much for me. Does size decreases as the swelling goes down? How much do I have to wait for a redo going 50cc smaller?
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Too big, too tight, too high, tot swollen after breast augmentation surgery.
Hi, thank you for your question.
You are at the very beginning of what is really a six month process as the tissues of your body relax and the implants settle over time.
I always tell my patients that they will look too big, too tight, too high, and too swollen right after surgery so that they won't panic the first week.
Unfortunately, patients don't get to see what the plastic surgeons sees in the operating room. As you roll out to the recovery room the breasts begin to swell and the muscles begin to tighten. Often there's some fluid that initially accumulates around the outside of the implant. In the early stage when the muscles which are tight press on the implant it generally makes them look higher as well.
Over the next six months the body relaxes, the fluid absorbs, the muscles give way, the implants will see less upper portion fullness and will look lower and fuller on the chest. It will generally take about three weeks before you begin to believe that changes are happening.
Unfortunately you really won't know if the size is exactly what you want for about six months but if you had good communication with your plastic surgeon chances are you'll be happy. A paradox of this operation is of the people like you who are scared in the first week about 60 to 70% will eventually say hmm.... maybe I could've gone bigger?
I hope in the end you get exactly which are looking for, but a week after surgery is way too early to be worried that this is your final result.
Best wishes for a speedy and happy recovery.
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Unhappy with size at one week
I generally tell my breast augmentation patients that if they are happy with their size the first week, I have chosen the wrong implant. You are swollen, your implants haven't dropped yet and you still probably don't feel great after surgery. This is not the time to make any decisions about your result. You will see some changes over the next several weeks and months, give yourself time to heal and to get used to your new look. Remember you hired an artist not a technician, trust your surgeon and give it some time, I bet in 6 months you'll love your breasts.
Good luck to you!
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At less than one week post-op, your breasts are still quite swollen, possibly by as much as 10-20% over your final size. So try to be patient. You should already have noticed some of the swelling going down by now. This trend will continue steadily, but it will probably take about 3 months until you are pretty much at your final size.
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At one week post-op, it's far too early to gauge breast size or shape, since there is a large amount of swelling, the implants are held very high, and they are being compressed by a tight pec muscle, breast tissue and skin. After 6 months, you should have a better idea of final size, and yes, it will be smaller than what you are seeing now.
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