Implant firmness and pain
I think it would be interesting to see your pre surgical photos but i think your implants are bigger than what your anatomy can easily and naturally accommodate. This might explain the fullness you have in the upper pole. 4 weeks is still early so there is going to be a softening as you heal further. Based on the photos, I just think your nipple to IMF distance is short for that size of the implant.
Have your surgeon take a look.
South Shore Plastic Surgery.
Your implants still appear quite high and may take more time to settle. As for pain, you should be evaluated in person to make sure everything is healing ok.
4 weeks post-op, still firm, experience sharp pain (doesn't last long) 5 times a day. Mainly on the bottom. Is the normal?
Thank you for your question. You are still very early in your recovery to see results. It can take 6 weeks to 3 months to see the full outcome. If you are concerned about the pain, you can ask your plastic surgeon for tips to help you with your recovery.
All the best,
It does not look like there is anything wrong form your images and what you describe is not unusual for someone who has undergone this type of surgery. The pains will gradually subside but please discuss in full with your PS
Thank you for the question. At 4 weeks, you are still in the early recovery stage. It could take 8-12 weeks for the wounds to fully heal and 4-6 months for the implants to fully settle. What you are experiencing is not uncommon but it would always be best to talk to your board-certified plastic surgeon regarding your concerns and discomfort. Best of luck, Dr. Michael Omidi.
Thank you for your question and providing photos. I tell all my patients it takes 4-5 months for implants to fully settle and all your swelling to resolve. I believe what you are experiencing is very normal. Best of luck
Typically 4 weeks after surgery, you will experience softening of the breast and the settling as well. However, in your situation, you have very large implants making the skin very tight. As I can see on the photo, the skin of the breast has to stretch to accommodate the large implants. I recommend aggressive massaging to stretch your skin and let the implants settle. This process usually takes 1-2 months but in your case, it may take longer.
Sharp pain in the breast after Breast Augmentation
At 4 weeks postop the breasts will feel hard and tight especially if they were placed below the muscle. I recommend massaging of the implants typically after the first week. You should ask your plastic surgeon before doing so. A bra should definitely be worn to provide support. You can expect the swelling to resolve in 3 months and for the implants to settle in 6 months. You should contact your plastic surgeon if you have any questions.
Dr. Ravi Somayazula
Since there has been a change in your post op course, I would recommend that you contact your surgeon so he/she can examine you and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan at this time.
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
Best of luck!
4 weeks post op, some advices:
Thanks for the question.
Its too early to talk about final results.
In my practice, after performing a BA I recommend to my patients to limit the movement of the arms for two weeks. After that, you can move your arms taking care and always with common sense.
In this regard, it's not advisable to carry heavy weights to prevent the implant out of position, and allow the formation of the physiological capsule around the implant, also to avoid pain and breast swelling.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol.-