Hi there, 5 days ago I had a breast aumentation and I'm afraid my breast seems too big, there is any chance to call it "swelling after breast surgery"? I'm 170cm high, my size was 65A, now I've got 320cc... I want to have a real breast, not "plastic" as now... They will be smaller? How much?
5 Days After Breast Augmentation, Too Big Boobs? (photo)
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Size of breasts in the first few days after surgery
I hope this helps.
Nick Slenkovich, MD, FACS
Swelling Following Breast Augmentation
We frequently see patients who express concern about the size of their breast implants following breast augmentation surgery. In some cases, this occurs in the immediate postoperative period. The majority of these patients are concerned that their breasts are too big rather than too small. As swelling subsides, most of them are ultimately happy with their breast size.
Immediately after surgery it’s hard to make judgments about breast size because of swelling and muscle spasm. It may take weeks for the majority of swelling to resolve. In addition, muscle spasm can increase upper breast fullness and make the breasts look larger than they really are. This may also take weeks to resolve.
Many patients also experience transient adjustment reactions following breast augmentation. These patients have difficulty adjusting to larger breasts and often feel as if people are staring at them. With the passage of time, most of them are able to adjust to their new implants. Eventually, they may even forget that the implants are there. The adjustment process varies from patient to patient but may take months. Immediately following surgery it’s not unusual to see patients who feel that their breasts are too large. After several months they adjust to their new implants. They feel that their new breasts fit nicely on their body and they are happy with their results. Occasionally some of these patients request even larger implants.
If you have concerns about breast size following breast augmentation surgery you should communicate with your plastic surgeon. He has dealt with this situation in other patients and can address many of your concerns. With time many of these concerns may resolve without intervention. Ultimately you may still be very happy with your breast augmentation.
Wait three to four months
When implants are first inserted, they sit high up because your tissues are tight and gravity hasn't taken effect. Over time, natural tissue expansion occurs to allow the implants to fall into place. By this time, your breasts will have taken on a more natural contour, where the lower breasts become softer and rounder. Please wait at least four months for this to happen.
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Too Early to Judge Breast Size
Thank you for your question and photo. It looks like you have a nice result (from what I can see from the photo).
5 days post op surgery is too soon to worry about the breast size. Please allow your body time to heal and for the swelling to go down and the breast implants to settle. You may be surprised a few months down the line with how you feel about the breast implants.
Be patient and keep your follow up appointments with your surgeon.
After breast augmentation, feel my breasts are too large?
I would tell you that it is still very early! Only 5 days after surgery, there is lots of swelling causing you to fear that your breasts are too big, allow the swelling to resolve, your breasts will change over the next few months, typically 3. Your surgeon looks to have done an excellent job!
Final Results After 3 Months
Please rest assured that you are not alone in your concern following your results immediately after a breast augmentation procedure. In the immediate post-operative period all breast implants have somewhat of a 'distorted' appearance as they tend to sit high on the chest and feel and look hard. Unfortunately, it takes time for the implants to settle (up to 3 months) and for patients to finally see what we as surgeons see in the operating room.
You are still very early in the recovery process and I would caution you from judging your results thus far. Your breasts will continue to change during the first 3-4 months of your recovery period. And as your skin, muscle and tissues stretch to accommodate your new implants and this additional volume, your implants will settle into place. This means that during this period of time, the appearance of your breasts will change as well, and over time they will develop a more natural appearance.
I hope this helps and best of luck on your recovery!
Breasts too big
You are still very early in your recovery. It will take time to heal and for the swelling to subside. Try to be patient . Many patients feel they are too big immediately following surgery, but as the breasts soften and settle into position they are very happy with the result.Continue to follow your surgeons instructions and contact him or her with any concerns. Bewst of luck.
5 days post op
An in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to assess your needs and provide true medical advice.
Breasts Change Throughout the Recovery Process
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