I had my breast augmentation on March 23rd, 2012 and its been 5 days Post-op today and I was wondering how long it takes the tightness on my chest to go away?
How Long After Getting Breast Implants Will Tightness Go Away?
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Breast tightness will resolve over weeks to months
I always instruct my patients that in the early stages following breast augmentation, their breast implants can be expected to appear high, tight, and somewhat unnatural. This is NORMAL. Your tissues are now stretched out to accommodate additional volume (breast implants). Tissues also swell and retain fluid following surgery. Over the course of weeks to months, your tissues will become less swollen, and will soften and stretch to accommodate the volume of your implants. This allows the implants to settle into a more natural position, and look and move more naturally. You will see significant changes in the first 3-4 weeks, and your tissues will continue to soften visibly in the first 2-3 months. Make sure to follow all of your Plastic Surgeon's instructions regarding bra wear, implant massage, and activity restrictions.
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Time is the Best Medicine
About 6-12 weeks is the typical time it takes for implants to stretch and settle within the pocket created by the surgeon and your anatomy. It can take longer if they are larger implants and if there has been no previous stretch from pregnancies or weight changes.
Tightness after breast augmentation
An in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to assess your needs and provide true medical advice.
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About three to four months
Breast tightness after surgery.
Tightness is very common, and will subside....
In an effort to minimize these symptoms, a variety of strategies have been utilized.Swelling is managed with compression and support bras.Although swelling can be significant in the early post-operative period, it tends to resolve rapidly.
Chest wall tightness can also result from spasm of the chest wall muscles.When this occurs, muscle relaxants and massage are helpful.Massage of the back helps relax the anterior chest wall muscles.These muscles are connected by layers of fibrous tissue, and for this reason, massage of the back can help alleviate spasms in the frontal muscles which cover the breast implants.
With time, these symptoms improve and patients are ultimately happy.If you have tightness following breast augmentation, make sure you discuss the issue with your plastic surgeon.
Give it time to stretch
As others have said, it will take time. Most everyone will experience tightness in the beginning. The less breast tissue that you have to start, the tighter it will be and longer it takes to settle and stretch. A larger implant placed will also require a longer time for things to settle. If they are below the muscle, this anatomy needs to give as well. Regardless of all these factors, be reassured, it will always get better with time.
Chest wall tightness with implants
I assume you mean skin tightness. If this is the case, then you will have to expect tit may take several weeks to months for the tissues to become soft from the procedure.
Chest tightness after breast augmentation
Breasts Augmentation " Tightness”?
Thank you for the question.
“Tightness” of the breasts after breast augmentation generally lasts several weeks to one month after surgery. I find that the breasts soften significantly on a weekly basis after breast augmentation surgery.
Continue to follow-up with your plastic surgeon to make sure you are progressing as expected.
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