Breast augmentation surgery was on aug 22; its sep 7 now. Do I have to keep wearing the breast augmentation belt over my breast?
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Hi bell6985,Congratulations on your recent surgery and thank you for sharing your question about your post operative recovery and results after your breast augmentation surgery. Final results can take up to six months for all the swelling to subside. At our office here at CARE we actually see all of our breast surgery patients the very next day after surgery and then again at two weeks and beyond. We enjoy staying closely connected to our patients and enjoy giving the extra attention and service. Your concerns are important to discuss directly with your board certified plastic surgeon. He or she will appreciate the open communication and will want to help you. I hope this is helpful and wish you all the very best. Sincerely, Brian S. Coan, MD, FACS
CARE Plastic Surgery
Breast augmentation belt
You should wear the belt as long as your plastic surgeon deems it necessary. Of course, ask your plastic surgeon to explain the reasons for this, but it is likely that he is seeking to modify the position of the implant within the pocket. Since implant position is most responsive to this type of treatment in the first six weeks after your operation, you should not discontinue this prematurely.
Ditch the belt
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I have some patients use a Breast strap (belt) when I am trying to encourage the implants to settle and the muscles to relax. If you are having a lot of discomfort, I would recommend you visit with your physician to make sure you have your Breast belt on properly. Hope you feel better soon.
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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
I hope this helps :)
Have you asked your surgeon ? It is hard to know what was done and details about your operation. You should have been given clear post op instructions to explain requirements after surgery. Photos would help
It is best to contact your surgeons office regarding the "Belt". The straps are usually placed to compress the pectoral muscles and push the implants down after a sub pectoral or dual plane augmentation. If your implants were sitting higher than usual they may have asked you to continue use of the strap. If your implants are in a good position it isn't an unreasonable request to ask to loosen or discontinue the strap.
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