Should I have any concerns about the way my breasts are healing? (Photo)
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11 Days Post Breast Aug and Not Happy! ???
At 11 days post op, there is no way you can have a capsular contracture! You barely even have a capsule! The problem appears to be that your left implant has moved up. the higher it goes, the more it will stretch your muscle and the more pain and muscle spasms you will have!
Talk with your surgeon and follow their recommendations.
Most of all, be patient!
Could It Be Capsular Contrature
Concerns of Capsular Contracture
Based on your photos and your description of what you're feeling, it is impossible to ascertain if capsular contracture is going to be an issue. For those that are reading this post and considering breast augmentation, capsular contracture is the number one complication of breast augmentation, and the leading reason for re-operation. Multiple studies have been published showing breast augmentations performed via a periareolar incision have the highest risk of resulting in capsular contracture. Unfortunately, many surgeons disregard this valuable information and continue to perform them. Inframammary incisions lead to the lowest risk of capsular contracture, and also avoids disruption of the breast mound, preserving its structural integrity and avoiding contour issues between the lower areola and breast mound.
Unfortunately, implant displacement exercises (massage) do not improve normal healing processes nor do they prevent capsular contracture. Once again, many surgeons refuse to change their ingrained habit and continue to recommend this useless routine which wrongly puts the responsibility on the patient for her outcome.
Just be patient and don't worry, it's out of your hands now but time usually fixes most of these minor problems.
Best of luck!
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