I had 400cc high profile implants and a breast lift yesterday. There is one nipple slightly higher, right breast is larger
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One Day into Post-Op Healing
Understanding the Healing Process
HEALING OF SENSORY NERVES: Tingling, burning or shooting pains, which will disappear with time and should not alarm you, indicate regeneration of the sensory nerves. If these sensations cause pain, repeated, local self-massage helps.
ASSYMETRY: The two breasts commonly heal quite differently. One breast may swell more, feel more uncomfortable, or have a different initial shape. After complete healing, they will be more similar and natural. You must have patience, but if this causes concern, ask questions of the doctor or the nursing staff.
SHAPE AND CONTOUR: The final shape of your breasts will start to look its best approximately three (3) months after surgery. It takes time for the skin and muscle to stretch and relax around the new implant. The breast will often look higher, firmer, and “less natural” in the first three (3) months. It can take up to a year to see your final result.
FOLLOW-UP EXAMS: These are generally done in 1 week, 2 to 3 weeks, 3 to 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months to 1 year, and 1-2 year intervals. In our office we include all of your follow up appointments in the initial surgical fee.
I would say give the positioning of your nipples and implants a little more time. However, if you find yourself concerned at all you should not hesitate to visit your surgeon for a follow-up.
Too Early To Critique
It is far too early to be critiquing your results. You have swelling that will alter how things look. Wait till the six month mark before you start critiquing the result.
At only a day or two, it is very early in the healing process after breast augmentation/lift and some asymmetry is to be expected. As the implants soften, settle and drop the breast shape will change. It can take 4-6 months to see your final results. Be sure to keep any scheduled follow up appointments you have with your surgeon for his or her evaluation and advice. Good luck!
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San Francsico Bay Area
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