Almost 3weeks post op and right boob still riding high. Is something wrong? (photos)
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Breast Riding High
You are early in your recovery and breasts can heal at different rates. It can take 3 - 6 months for the breasts to heal and drop into final position. I would have your surgeon check the bruising on your breast and to make sure everything is healing okay. Best of luck.
Concerned about high implant at 3 weeks
Paul Wigoda, MF
3 weeks post op, some advices:
Its too early to talk about final results with only 3 weeks post op. In my practice, after performing a BA I recommend to my patients to limit the movement of the arms for two weeks. After that, you can move your arms taking care and always with common sense.
In this regard, it's not advisable to carry heavy weights to prevent the implant out of position, and allow the formation of the physiological capsule around the implant, also to avoid pain and breast swelling.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol.-
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Best wishes and good luck
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
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Almost 3weeks post op and right boob still riding high. Is something wrong?
Both breasts heal differently
The final shape of your breasts will start to look its best approximately three (3) months after surgery. It takes time for the skin and muscle to stretch and relax around the new implant. The breast will often look higher, firmer, and “less natural” in the first three (3) months. It can take up to a year to see your final result.
Breast Augmentation / Breast Implants / Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/ Silicone Implants/ Revision Breast Surgery
Right now, you are very early on in the post op recovery period. It will take 3-6 months for you to feel comfortable having implants in your body and for them to settle. This time allows for you to physically and psychologically adapt to your new body image. There are many variables that contribute to a breast augmentation's final result. Preop size and shape, IMF location, location of the implants and type of implant. Patients heal at different rates and each breast will sometimes heal at a different rate. Rest, relax, recover and heal. Please Express your concerns to your surgeon so he/she can examine you at this time. Then reassess final result at 6 months.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative breast surgery.
Best of luck!
3 weeks post op
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