Is this normal swelling under arm area after a BR/BL or could it be fat? (Photo)
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Swelling Concern After a Mommy Makeover Procedure
Healing will continue for 2-3 months for the early period. This includes some swelling, bruising, malposition, color differences. Sensation in the breasts may also be abnormal and scars will be evolve. Tingling, burning or shooting pains in the breasts will disappear with time and should not alarm you. It is simply a result of the regeneration of your sensory nerves. If these sensations cause pain, repeated, local self-massage per your surgeon's permission may help. The purpose of the post-procedure #garment is to provide some gentle #support and to reduce swelling following a #TummyTuck or #Abdominoplasty. If it feels too tight or causes pain, take it off. Patients wear the #elastic garment for several weeks after surgery, as directed by their doctor. Some choose to wear it longer for several months for comfort.
If you have concerns about your #healing, or pain that you question to be unusual, it is important to call your plastic surgeon to discuss these further asked to be examined.
Mommy makeover aftercare
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The swelling at the side after your breast reduction/breast lift looks like normal post-operative swelling.
Have your surgeon check you at your next visit to discuss how long until it subsides. best wishes.
Lateral swelling after a breast reduction
Lateral postoperative swelling after a mastopexy.
There is some lateral fullness to each breast that is not aesthetically displeasing; rather, it appears quite normal.
There is always some axillary fat related to longstanding drooping breasts. The best way to correct this is an extended incision towards the underarm at the time of breast reduction. If this is not done, and the area is still prominent, liposuction can be performed at a 3 month interval. But in conclusion I think you look great.
Postoperative swelling and timing.
At just 3 weeks you are in very early healing phases
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