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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Breast reduction results particularly those of large reductions usually take several months to show themselves. Initially things look "tight high and swollen." On the reduction target, did your surgeon really say he could take you from an F to a small C cup? You might want to talk with him about this again.
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While it can vary between patients based on background medical conditions and magnitude of the breast reduction itself, in general it's wise to expect at least 6-8 weeks post op before the majority of swelling to subside and probably 2-3 months before the final size & shape to start maturing. Any further post operative weight fluctuation can also influence the final size of the surgical outcome during this particular time frame.
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