BA and lift: Not sure if I have a hematoma or something else going on. (photos)

9 days post breast augmentation and lift my left breast swelled up and started riding high in my chest(kind of curled into my chest) . This happened overnight and I was having chest spasms on the and could barely lift my left arm- I now have a high and swollen left breast that is way bigger than the other. No discharge either-had implants last year done and I did notice when I gained a weight I would get like a fatty bump on my breasts on the upper pole area. Amy advice would help-l

Doctor Answers 2

Painful, swollen breast 9 days after lift with implants

Thank you for asking about your breast lift with implants.

Please contact your surgeon without delay and arrange to be seen. Swelling and pain on one side after a lift with implants is an infection until proved otherwise.

Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Swelling after BA

Hi, 

I recommend giving your surgeon a call. He/she can evaluate you. Some swelling is normal, but a large amount of swelling can indicate a hematoma that needs to be addressed. 

Best wishes,

Dr. Blagg

Austin, TX

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