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Right Breast Tightening After Revision Surgery to Smaller Implants?

I had my orig implants removed and replaced with smaller ones (150CC rt &125CC lft) a mo ago. It was done thru the orig underarm incision/path. The first orig sx was a yr ago went fine & all healed well. After the revision sx a mo ago, the first thing I noticed is the right breast was very swollen. Now the right breast appears to be tightening. I am fearful I have contracture. Is it too early for this to occur & is there a chance it will be ok? what can be done to help this cond if I have it?

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Breast tightening 1 month post-op

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I would continue breast compression and massage and make an appointment with your plastic surgeon to be further examined.

Miami Plastic Surgeon
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One month out and a capsule

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It is unlikely that at a month after surgery  you have a capsular contracture.  if you are concerned you should go to your surgeon to be evaluated.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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One month is early for capsular contracture

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It usually take many months to have the development of a capsular contracture, though you might have another issue if your implant/breast is swollen and firm. Best to let your surgeon have a look.

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Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Capsular contracture?

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It is early for a capsule to form, but not impossible. Without an exam, there is no way to tell if you are developing a capsule or having a postop complications of a different sort, so I recommend that you return to your plastic surgeon for followup.
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

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