Day 3 post op. My right breast feels very hard (Photo)
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For the first week post op augmentation
One Breast Healing Differently 3 Days Post Op
If you have concerns about your healing or experience any pain you question to be unusual, it is important you call your surgeon to further discuss or ask to be examined.
Early after big implants
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Right now, you are very early on in the post op recovery period. It will take 3-6 months for you to feel comfortable having implants in your body and for them to settle. This time allows for you to physically and psychologically adapt to your new body image. There are many variables that contribute to a breast augmentation's final result. Preop size and shape, IMF location, location of the implants and type of implant. Patients heal at different rates and each breast will sometimes heal at a different rate. Rest, relax, recover and heal. Please Express your concerns to your surgeon so he/she can examine you at this time. Then reassess final result at 6 months.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative breast surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute
Breast Augmentation Post-Op
Hard breasts after implants
You are still in the very early stages of recovery. There is a profuse response to swelling, and it can take up to 6 months before all the swelling goes away, and your implants fall to a more anatomic location. The hardness you feel is the swelling. This should get better with time, and with some patience. Have regular follow-up with your plastic surgeon. Best of luck!
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