Will my breast go back to "normal"?

I had a breast lift w/o implants 5weeks ago. The dr also did as slight reduction in one breast. That breast is a strange shape -- kind of squarish and if I lean over there is a hollow looking spot. To the touch that breast feels like there is a large lump in it. My other breast looks good and feels soft. Im just worried that it will always look like this (Sorry the pick is kind of graphic and close up)

Doctor Answers 3

Will my breast go back to "normal"?

Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well.. The breasts may lose their elasticity and firmness which can be caused by different factors such as pregnancy, massive weight loss, lactation and aging. To reaffirm the breasts and restore the natural look your surgeon can perform a mastopexy or breast lift. A breast lift restores a firmer, perkier, and more aesthetically pleasing shape to sagging breasts. This not only can improve a patient’s appearance by restoring her youthful, feminine proportions, but  also help bras and swimsuits fit more comfortably and attractively. By removing excess, stretched out skin, reshaping the breast tissue, and raising the nipple & areola into a more forward position, a cosmetic surgeon can create a more youthful breast contour. Stretched, large areolae can also be reduced during breast lift surgery, creating an overall better proportioned, natural looking breast, Actually the perkiness on a person or another, depends on patients skin and breast tissue… Breast augmentation surgery increases or restores breast size using silicone gel implants, saline implants or in some cases, fat transfer. One of the most popular and frequently performed aesthetic surgery procedures, breast augmentation has a long and successful track record in satisfying women who wish to enhance, regain or restore balance to their figures.At the first 3 to 5 months, it is too soon to determine how your results are going to be, per now, they look very nice and beautiful, you can have one bigger than the other, feel swollen and also have bruises and open wounds, it is normal and that can happen for the first 3 to 4 months until your implants have settle in. I recommend you to wait and keep using your post surgical bra, that will help you with the shape and support…

Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 418 reviews

You can't predict if this will normalize for you

but you can be assured that there are procedures that you can have down the road to make it more perfect if needed.  Your surgeon should appreciate your concerns and you should make sure your surgeon is aware of them so plans can be made for revisions later.  In the meantime, focus on healing and getting the best results you can.

Curtis Wong, MD
Redding Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Will my breast go back to "normal"?

Thank you for the picture and questions. You are only 5 weeks out from surgery and you still have some healing to do. Try to be patient. It will take many months before the final result is realized. If you are unhappy with your results, you should speak candidly with your plastic surgeon and share with him or her your concerns.
Good luck!

Dallas Buchanan, MD
Spokane Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

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