I have a small dent in my muscle on my left breast, right by my sternum. Is this normal during the healing process?
Doctor Answers 5
3 weeks post op
Contour irregularities at the midline/sternum can be normal and usually temporarily while healing. Give your breasts at least a few months to soften and settle before evaluating results.
All the best
Small dent in my muscle on my left breast
It is not uncommon to have a dent on one breast or the other, following breast augmentation. A not uncommon cause of indentation of the breast after augmentation is persistent constriction banding on the deep surface of your tissues or a remnant of the inframammary crease bands that may have been released in order to create the pocket for your implant. Another not uncommon cause of indentation, especially with submuscular placement and near the sternum in the lower portion of the breast, is attachment/partial re-attachment of the cut distal pectoralis muscle edge or pulling due to incomplete muscle release. Having thin tissues increases the risk of this type of healing problem, as well as makes any irregularity more noticeable.
Generally, these indentations will improve, and often times resolve, over time, particularly with focused massage and heat.
I would strongly encourage you to follow up with your surgeon to make sure that there is nothing more serious going on, and to help guide you how to best manage the indentation, so that you have a fantastic result. Good luck!
Dent on left breast
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