I had my breast implants done last week. They were done subfascially, one with 400cc's one with 375cc's. They are high profile, smooth silicone Mentor implants. Before surgery I was a B on my left breast and a B+ as my surgeon put it on the right. They are very firm now and I understand this is probably because of swelling. When will they soften and when will the swelling go down? How much cup size will I lose when the swelling subsides? Thanks!
Softening and Swelling Question 1 Week Post Breast Implants?
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1 week post op
An in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to assess your needs and provide true medical advice.
Swelling and soft-tissue tightness
The firmness that you feel is in part to some swelling but also to your breast skin and soft-tissue being tight. As time passes both will improve. There will be no change in size from the tissue relaxing and only a little decrease from the swelling going down. Since your implants are not under the muscle you do not have as much swelling as if you would have had after sub-pectoral augmentation.
All the best,
Dr Remus Repta
Breast augmentation and swelling
It will take several months for things to settle down and soften. Give it time. At the end of the first week things are often tight and maximally swollen.
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Patience at this time as you seem well aware. Also, we have our patients begin implant displacement exercises, some patients refer to this as breast massage, to help the skin and breast tissue to soften and "settle" after surgery. Discuss this with your doctor...it is only indicated for smooth surface implants like yours.