Breasts Warm To Touch 2 Weeks Post-Op- Normal?

I had BA 12 days ago. My breasts feel so warm around nipple area, Not sure if im getting an infection or what. Also, please view my pics. I had BA , high profile as he recommended, smooth round silicone 375 implants. Will these eventually drop, or will they be this high for high for good. I absolutely detest this look and it's disturbing me. He also made them much smaller than i requested.

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Breasts warm to touch

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Thank you for the question. You are still in the post operation recovery stage. It is not uncommon to feel pain, itchiness, and swelling during this period. It usually takes about 8-12 weeks for the wounds to heal and around 4-6 months for the implants to fully settle. It would be best to visit your board-certified plastic surgeon and get a full assessment for your concern. Best of luck. Dr. Michael Omidi.

An in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to assess your needs and provide true medical advice.

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Still early in post-operative healing...

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It’s important to understand that it’s still early in the post-operative course and your breasts will undergo significant changes with the passage of time.During the healing process, blood flow to the breasts increases and this may account for the sensation of warmth.In addition, swelling and muscle spasm can result in breast implants being superiorly positioned.
All of these problems resolve with time.It’s therefore, too early to make aesthetic judgements about your result.Nevertheless, if you’re concerned about your progress, you should consult your plastic surgeon.

The look and feel right after breast augmentation

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The first two weeks the breast can feel warm and heavy without infection, though stay in touch with your surgeon as he has the 'full picture' of your recovery. Presently your breast does look rather 'stuffed' and round and will relax as the skin envelop of the breast stretches and gives to accommodate the implant. Will your breast stay this way? This will be limited by the ability of the skin to relax and allow the implant to settle in. Remember you are smaller than you requested, and are asking a lot of the breast tissue in a very short time, just 12 days.

Best of luck,


Peter E. Johnson, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Breasts warm to touch 2 weeks postoperatively

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You are very early in the healing process. When the implants are placed underneath the muscle layer it takes a few months for the muscles to relax and allow the implants to settle into the lower part of the breast. In addition to that still have some postoperative swelling that will subside in time. As long as you do not have unusual redness surrounding your incisions and no unusual drainage it is very likely that you do not have an infection. The healing process following any operation demands and increased amount of blood flow to the area. Very likely you will have a satisfactory result. Good luck

John J. Edney, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
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Recovery after Breast Surgery

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Please follow up with your surgeon regularly to address the "warm breasts".  Usually, if you have an infection, you will have redness, fever/chills, discharge, etc.  It is too early to assess the size and shape of your breasts as they will continue to heal, swelling will subside, implants will settle into the pocket, and the size and shape will change.  Allow yourself healing time and communicate with your surgeon.

Warm Breasts After Surgery

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You are still early on in your recovery. During this time, your body is repairing itself and that's probably why your breasts feel warm. Your breasts are still sitting high since they haven't "dropped and fluffed".

If you have any concerns, please talk to your surgeon. Best of luck.

Breast Augmentation Recovery

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Hello ~

It is not at all abnormal to develop the symptoms of warmness you are describing early in the post-operative process. Nonetheless, I would recommend following up with your plastic surgeon to ensure that your recovery is progressing. 

Regarding the look of your breasts, again, you are very early in the healing process. In the months to come, your breasts will settle and take on a much more natural look. I recommend discussing your concerns with your plastic surgeon.

Kindest Regards~

Glenn Vallecillos, M.D., F.A.C.S. 

Glenn Vallecillos, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Warm to touch

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Swelling alone is a process that will produce some warmth to the touch...but so is infection.  This isn't something that can be diagnosed from your photo and I would suggest a visit back to your surgeon if you are concerned.

Scott E. Newman, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Warmth and breast implant position

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It's not unusual to feel a plethora of symptoms in the early period after your surgery. Sometimes these symptoms, of pressure, warmth, numbess, tingling, shifting, can be felt in one breast or in both. You should exercise good judgement and communicate with your doctor about any possible infection. Breast implant infection typically presents moer with redness, pain that continues to worsen, fevers, chills, discharge, pus, etc. This can happen anywhere from several days to a week to many months after surgery. In addition, it's not uncommon to have your implants riding in a higher than desired position initially after surgery. Wearing a bra strap for several weeks and massaging the implants can help move them into their final position. Remember, choosing an arbtriary breast implant size is not the correct decision. Your anatomy dictates what implant can be placed safely, and one that will result in a cosmetically appropriate appearance. Maintain excellent communication with your surgeon and follow up on all concerns.

Jeffrey D. Hoefflin, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon

Post op breast Augmentation

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The warmness that you feel is probably nothing. Some patients have hypersensitivity of the nipples in the early post operative period. If you can move both implants with significant pain, I would doubt you have an infection. Yes your implants are high but they will tend to soften and settle in the next two months. I agree that these are questions you should be discussing with your plastic surgeons

Richard Linderman, MD
Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon

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