I am on my fourth day post op. My breast still feel extremely heavy almost like they are being pulled down .
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Heavy breasts feeling
A heavy feeling can be normal in the early stages of healing.
At 4 days after breast augmentation, you and your body are still adjusting to the weight of the breast implants and you are likely still experiencing some swelling. Your skin and tissue may need up to 6 months to completely adjust to the breast implants and allow the implants to soften and settle into the pocket prepared by your plastic surgeon. Give your body some time to heal and your mind some time to get used to your new breasts. If you’re still worried later, talk with your plastic surgeon about your concerns at a follow-up appointment.
Post Op Concerns
Swelling, pressure and pain are expected in the breasts and chest area post BBA however this should not have any effect on your ability to walk. Please contact your Plastic Surgeon if you have concerns about your recovery. All the best
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Breast heaviness after Breast Augmentation
Hi Yakelind,Thanks for your question. Heaviness is common after a breast augmentation especially the bigger ones goes in terms of size or cc's in a Implants. Sometimes it takes weeks before you body gets used to the implants and you think of them as part your body and not something that is foreign or not yours. It will improve but seek recommendations from you plastic surgeon. Good Luck!
All the best,
Carlos Mata MD, MBA, FACS
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon