Concerned over breast shape? (photos)
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Concerned over breast shape?
You are going to see the difference just after the procedure. However it is necessary to wait for some time in order to see the final result. After the breast augmentation operation the recovery period depends on your physical status, age, general health and condition mainly. The operation itself does not take too long therefore you receive a mild anesthesia. Since the anesthesia that you receive is mild; you will not have problems associated with anesthetic agents after the operation. This is especially important and can be achieved with only a team of plastic surgeons like we have. After the operation you will be advised to wear a corset in order to reduce the edema. You can start to do your daily activities just after the operations but we do not advise you heavy lifting, running or activities that require excess physical activity. The more you rest, the faster your recovery will be.
Breast shape after implants
It is not uncommon to have an awkward appearance to the breast following breast augmentation. The implant is typically placed under the muscle ( subpectoral). The skin and breast tissue is projected anteriorly. All three components need to accomodate the implant. This invoves stretching of the skin and breast tissue which should ultimately allow the implant to descend and "round out". I tell my patients the the entire process may take up to three months. Post operative massages with banding and compression may speed the process
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Thank you for your question and photos. Breast implants will take between 2-6 months to drop and fluff. in the early weeks post op, with pectoral muscles swollen and tight tissue pushing the implant volume up, they can appear compressed, squared and quite high. I recommend that you speak with your Plastic Surgeon about your expected recovery timeline.
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Concerned over breast shape?
Thank you for your question and photographs.It is important to address any post-operative concerns with your primary surgeon. You are still very early on in your recovery. Swelling after a breast augmentation occurs with 100% of patients, eventually the swelling will go down and your breasts will drop into their pockets. If the breasts are too high, the use of a breast binder is beneficial to add downward pressure. I would continue to wear your surgical bra, ice your breasts on and off and perform your breast massages. Your doctor may also prescribe you a Medrol dose pack (steroid) to help with the swelling. I hope this helps.
Best of luck in your recovery!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
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