I need other doctor's advice on after care recommendations for Breast Augmentation.
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Recovery after breast augmentation
You are being hard on your dr, i think
david berman md
Your question is puzzling to me. You state you have not had a single complication and you apparently aren't unhappy with your result. You make reference to bad care by your doctor but don't explain what you are referring to. Why are you unwilling to follow the recommendations of your surgeon who has given you a very nice result? And why are you willing to follow the recommendations of surgeons online who you have never met and have never taken care of you? My suggestion: listen to your surgeon. If you have questions about his/her recommendations then ask for clarification.
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Wait for some time
The final appearance, shape, and movement are not exactly the same as normal breasts. The surgically enlarged breasts do not move in the same way as normal breasts. They tend to be firmer. The contours are usually somewhat different than normal breasts. In some patients these discrepancies may be rather noticeable. Although every effort is made to place the implants symmetrically, complete symmetry is rarely achieved. Immediately after surgery, the breasts are swollen and firmer. The final shape and size is approximated after 2 to 3 months, but up to one year may be required for the end result.
Are my proposed activity restrictions ok at two after breast augmentation?
Care after breast augmentation
Return to activity
Post Op Instructions
I'm not clear on what exactly you have an issue with but the advice you've been given and care so far does not sound problematic. Each Plastic Surgeon has their own preferred protocols regarding post op activity restrictions and bras. I advise my patients to avoid heavy lifting for 6 weeks, but most return to work around 1 week post op. I advise no underwire for 8 weeks post op. Some plastic surgeons have no bra preference.
I recommend that you follow your Plastic Surgeon's instructions as they know your care the best and report any problems.
All the best
Other Doctor's Advice
It sounds like your surgeon has done well so far, with a complication-free recovery up to this point. Your doctor probably feels that you have done so well that you are now cleared for more activity. Different doctors have different protocols for a return to activity, and yours sounds confident that you are ready for that increased activity. If you don't feel ready for increased activity, that's completely up to you. You can choose to take things more slowly if you'd like (not sure about the specifics of the actual return to work date, though). Congratulations on your breast augmentation!
Dr. Dan Krochmal
MAE Plastic Surgery
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