I recently noticed swelling under my left implant (where my incision was). Should I be concerned? (Photo)
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Swelling or double bubble
Breast fold asymmetry and breast augmentation
Thanks for posting your question. I am happy to try and help you. It is important to remember that a board certified plastic surgeon will be your best resource when it comes to an accurate assessment of your situation, and concerns.
Having said that, you should go see your plastic surgeon. Online consultants are not the appropriate source of information for you; your plastic surgeon should be your resource when it comes to postoperative concerns.
Dr. Michael J. Brown
Northern Virginia Plastic Surgeon
This is a double fold contour deformity
Internal release of the tissues and pectoralis muscle support below the level of your original inframammary fold leads to this contour bulge that is termed double fold, and is part of the spectrum of bottoming-out. This sometimes occurs in situations where one fold was higher than the other pre-op and an effort is made to even out the folds by releasing support tissues. It may look a little better after all the swelling is gone, but is not going to repair itself, and can lead to later worsening. You can see that the upper pole volume is also greater on the right side, whereas some of the volume on the left is visible below the original fold level, where it has settled. Ask your surgeon specifically what she believes is going on, as the entire width of the lower pole of the breast is not sutured at primary augmentation, and thus sutures "loosening" does not explain this. Bottoming out can be repaired. I hope that this helps. Information about bottoming-out cause and remedy is found at the link that follows.
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At 9 days, I can't say with certainty but you may be bottoming out or developing a double bubble.
For a question like this, I recommend you stay in contact with your board certified plastic surgeon and follow all instructions.
All the best,