I had a breast reduction two weeks ago. I started at a 32F, and my doctor and I agreed that "around" a small C-cup would be better for my petite, athletic frame. I have had an excellent recovery so far; however, my breasts are still big for my size. I can even fit into a DD-cup bra. I'm a bit nervous that I will have gone through a major surgery and still have over-sized breasts. Even though my breast size hasn't decreased much since the day after surgery, could they are still swollen? If not, can this be corrected without undergoing extensive surgery again?
How Long After Breast Reduction Surgery Are Breasts Swollen?
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Post Breast Reduction Healing
If you have severe redness, swelling, drainage or odor, it is important to call the office and speak with the doctor or medical staff. You may need to be seen in the office and evaluated. If the wound becomes separated or you develop a small opening, this again should be evaluated so that appropriate steps can be taken as soon as possible.
Post op swelling after breast reduction
Two Weeks is Early, 12 Months Minimum.
Stay In communication with your plastic surgeon. Voice your concerns. Give it time. If you and your plastic surgeon agree that an adjustment is needed, a simple revision is possible.
Many size issues resolve with patience. Patience is often rewarded with better than expected outcomes. But never fear, help is available if needed.
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It’s not unusual to have significant swelling following breast reduction surgery. This swelling typically lasts for six to eight weeks following breast reduction. Even after the swelling has disappeared, the breasts continue to remodel for up to a year following surgery.
In your case, breast enlargement following surgery is most likely secondary to severe swelling. This is not uncommon and should resolve with time. It’s important to be patient. Remember, this procedure has one of the highest satisfaction rates seen in plastic surgery. If you have concerns, don’t be afraid to discuss them with your plastic surgeon.
Swelling after breast reduction surgery
It is common to have swelling after breast reduction surgery. Depending on the technique used for the procedure, the swelling may persist for up to 6 to 8 months. At that time, you should see your final result. If you feel that the press are still too large it may not be a question of swelling but of excess or remaining tissue. Consult with your plastic surgeon as they may recommend a small revision to your breast reduction so that you may reach your goal cup size.
Breast reduction swelling
Swelling after breast surgery is very common. This will take weeks sometimes months for all the swelling to disappear. This is all part of the healing process.
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