Please help. Did I do something wrong? Is this normal? (Photo)

Please help don't know if I should be worried my doctor has told me that I'm fine but I'm starting to doubt his opinion, am I just freaking out or do I need to seek medical treatment....I'm 28 days post op

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Please help. Did I do something wrong? Is this normal?

You should avoid heavy lifting or wide movement of your arms to allow these wounds to heal properly and to allow faster recovery.


London Plastic Surgeon
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1 month post op, some advices:

Thanks for the question.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. Kind regards,Dr. Emmanuel Mallol.-

Emmanuel Mallol Cotes, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Please help. Did I do something wrong? Is this normal?

Appears as T incision wound healing issues. Local wound care can allow slow healing. I offer PRP infusion with laser red light sessions at $500/session to speed recovery, usually 3 sessions on average. . Or seek in person paid ($500) second opinions from the over 60+ boarded PSs in Miami.

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