Gap? Symmastia? (Photo)
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Breast augmentation post op.
Post Op Swelling May be Mistaken as Symmastia
If you recently underwent breast augmentation surgery, you are most likely experiencing swelling between the two breasts. This will improve with time and #swelling will subside. Your #healing will continue for 2-3 months following your #breast procedure. There may be some swelling, bruising, malposition, color differences. Sensation will be abnormal and scars will also be changing.
But, it can be up to one year see your final result. Additionally, your surgeon may require you to move or massage the implants within the breast pockets during the #postoperative period. (#Textured implants do not require breast massage.). This you will be more informed about during your post operative follow-up appointment.
In the meantime, you must have patience, but if there are any causes of concern, ask questions of your plastic surgeon or their nursing staff.
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Worried about symmastia?
It is hard to evaluate you from photos alone, an exam with displacement of the implants will be a more definitive. Remember that your breast shape will change over the first few months of having the implants placed. At this point there is a good chance that you are seeing swelling that may be accounting for your concerns.
As always, I recommend that you discuss your concerns with your plastic surgeon.
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