6 Weeks Post Op, Right Breast Higher and Harder...

I am 6 weeks post op today. I went under the...

I am 6 weeks post op today. I went under the muscle and my left breast has been great. My right breast on the other hand had bruising along the outside and has been tight and sore. It is still very hard and not dropping. I go to see my surgeon next Monday. I am really nervous that the right one isn't going to drop and soften up like my left. I am left handed so it isn't my dominant side having the problems.

Pros:
I can fill out shirt and swimsuits etc
I am more confident

Cons:
It was more painful than my Rhinoplasty
Restricted on how much you can pick up and carry my limit was (5lbs)
Possibly having uneven breast

Any and all feedback is great! Thanks for your time!

Any and all feedback is great! Thanks for your time!
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Her and her staff are great. She also revised my nasal tip that I absolutely love! Can't say enough good stuff about her!

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Oh wow, didn't realize this post is from 2009.
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What did your Dr. say? I'm 5 weeks andmy left feels like soft and has dropped significantly. My right is stiff, high and I'm worried it could be capsular contracture. ..
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Mine looked better than this 1 day post op and mine looked normal one week post op so ur surgeon screwed up in my opinion ;( sorry girl
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lots of hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 2 you :) I can honestly say that if they are really big still at 8 weeks post op they will prob not get that much smaller :( I know it is not what you want to hear but in my experience it is to be true. Wow it has been 2 yrs since my surgery and when I received this email about a post to my comment I was glad to Re read my comments. I eventually stopped going to that PS and just live unhappy with my BI and TT. Although my BI (breast implants) I have gotten used to them being "off" Why are you still on Antibiotics? 350 CC 's is not really that big in my opinion but you may be a very small built person. I am 5'6" and 140 LBS so I like my 450 CC boobs lol. My husband says they are big but I really don't think so. If I were to wear a push up bra I would have had the same look, just now I don't have the deflated look once I take my bra off :) Also when you say wounds what are you referring to? Also if you are having a lot of pain then you could have fluid behind your implant. If you are not happy with them now, you prob will not be happy with them in 6 months unfortunately. Ask yourself some questions b4 you go back and have a revision. Will your PS revise for no cost? I wish you the best. Keep me posted:)
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I am almost 8 weeks post op from a lift and 350CC's, and still have issue such as this. One is higher and the nipple is lower than the right, I have had weeks of various antibiotics, which do all kinds of things to my body, I wear the strap to bed, I take pills that help with swelling.. The list goes on and on. I was very active before e procedure and can't do hardly anything right now. I can't find a bra to fit because they have come out to big for me, ( wanted a c, and still have a DD) I had a melt down in academy today seeing all the sports clothes, running, yoga, etc, and I cant do anything but walk. I am getting depressed. These things are affecting everything, and wish I cold reverse it all.
So question, do I get them reduced, take out the implants and hope for the best or suffer with these big things for months to follow, and why am I so huge??? Oh yes, I still have wounds that have not healed... Help and suggestions....hugs!
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So it has been 9 months since my initial surgery...I have gone in twice for revision. Once to remover 25cc out of my right breast bc it was indeed higher and tighter. The second revision was scar from my TT...the new scar is 100 % better compared to the initial one..anyway I am still not happy with my breasts. The left was bigger to begin with so he put less cc but its baggy feeling and when I bend there is ripples. He should of put a smaller inplant and overfilled it. I will never be happy until it is perfect, but what the hell for that kind of money it should be perfect. Right? Good luck with ur implants I honestly don't think they will fix themselves..he may have made the pocket to big that's why its shifting under ur arm.ttyl
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Yes for the amount of money spent on everything including medication and straps, etc, they should be how you want them and darn near perfect for free....
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I have read that several people are using a strap or a breast band of some sort. Is this used to reduce swelling?
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the band helps it drop....i was tod by my ps massaging is a waste of time....i don't know what to believe anymore
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I feel the same way. One doctor online said the implants are where they are going to stay and that I would need a revision in six months. Two other doctors say give it a month and you should see your final results. Some things I read say massage helps, some say it doesn't. There is a lot of contradictory information online. At this point my implants are in my underarm area, which is exactly where I did not want them. I hope they move. I have waited so long to have the procedure. I don't want them to be a disappointment
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I had a TT BL and implants on May10,2010. I was so worried that I was the only one with this problem. My left breast was bigger and lower prior to surgery,so my PS decided to put 475cc in left and 500cc in right. It has been two and a half weeks and my left breasts seems bigger and harder around the implant toward the chest wall. I have been wearing my strap and massaging it more everyday.
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I had mine done on 4/20/2010 my left was bigger too and it's very tight especially close to your armpit it's like have something tuck on your armpit I'm 2 weeks now I guess it's too soon too will see. I had a lift as well the right side is softer now but it looks lower than than my right I had my areola trim to.
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as a follow up to my post, mine had dropped and now they are both even. Hope you have the same good news.
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I am experiencing the same thing! My right feels and looks great! My left however sucks! It's high and tight sometimes. Always appears swollen and i'm 8 weeks post op. My surgeon thinks cc..i feel like there is fluid in there.I am getting a sonogram 2morrow to see in there. My PS has no idea i am doing this....but i feel like i need proof as to whats going on before io can feel at ease. The swollen ,bigger looking one is actually my smaller implant! Left is 339cc right is 421cc!I am driving my family crazzzy and am hoping to hear good news!!!
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Hi...I am just one week post op- I got 397 cc under muscle. Mine look EXACTLY like yours (one regular...one...not) and im completely freaking out. I woke up crying this morning and haven't really stopped since. I called my surgeon and his assistant told me it was normal and to wear the band to help push the implant down. Now seeing yours are still like this 8 weeks post op, im even more worried. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE write back and tell me what the final outcome was. good luck to you!! xoxo ash
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I had the same problem early on. At about a week out.. One was higher and I was immediatly advised I should massage it to help it drop into the pocket. If it didn't drop, then my doc said he would have to go in and pull it down. I can tell it has dropped.. I'm at 4 wk post op and I massaged them both several times a day. I'm waiting on my next app. to see what he recommends. Don't worry.. I believe it's more common than you think and I'm sure everything will turn out great.
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how long did it take for yours to even out completely??? thanks, ash
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*frown* And you're 6 weeks already? Well go with what your surgeon says, at least for now. Either things will improve, or they won't; you just need to have a plan in place for the latter scenario. For example, what to do if things haven't change at 3 months post, what to do if things haven't changed at 6 months post. Basically write down your plan and try to stick with it (I know how things can come up, forcing you to make a new plan). Once you've written down your plan, you can stress less about it. Maybe keep a photo diary, but be sure to take front, oblique and side pics, from the same distance every time. Make note of the date and time of day, and make note of any extra symptoms you've noticed. Or any improvements you've noticed. In the event that you change surgeons, you'll be able to provide some sort of history/journal for the new surgeon. Besides, once things do improve, you'll have the visual proof for yourself!
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I have expressed my concern the last 2 times, she said not to worry this early on...I am confident in her and want to trust what she says just still really nervous. She has put me in a wrap to help push the right breast down...so far no results. I guess I will be that 5% chance of CC. UGH
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No need to be nervous. Your surgeon isn't going to say "ZOMG I've never seen this before! What are we going to do?" :-) That said, bear in mind that you *might* be experiencing capsular contracture, and the best solution for that will be a surgical fix. Be sure to raise it as a concern when you see her, although it's a pretty good bet that she'll notice it right away. She WILL listen to your questions and concerns, so just lay them all out for her. If the concerns are of a financial nature, be sure to discuss those as well. It's quite possible that at this stage you would still be covered for the surgery to fix this, but find out what your surgeon's policy is on this. And bear in mind that it's definitely better to have it addressed ASAP than it is to a) hope for a magic pill to fix it, or b) hope that it will fix itself. Good luck!
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I am in the same boat as you girls....this is my second surgery,and was more painful than the first surgery....the first surgery went fine til i had a car accident 4 months post op,the left breast ruptured and scar tissue grew...the pain was horrible,my surgeon recommended srtatice,scar tissue has a 50 50 chance of coming back.He told me with stratice,which is an interior bra the scar tissue has a 90% chance of not coming back......so the second surgery fixed the left breast that was damaged,the right one that was not damaged is higher,like yours,and i feel like i'm having a breakdown.....i am 5 weeks post op and wearing the band...i thing it dropped a bit....Like you i am going to get not a sonogram,a mri and see what went wrong...keeep me posted,and good luck girls
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