Concern about swelling and soreness over ribs
Thank you for your post and I appreciate your concern. You absolutely did the right thing in bringing this to the attention of your surgeon as he/she best knows the specifics of your particular operation. As far as your concerns about a clot or infection.... This does not look like an infection as I would expect an area of significant redness and heat and possibly even fevers. If by blood clot you mean a collection of blood or a hematoma, then I would expect the area to be discolored (red or purplish). What this more likely represents is a focal area of swelling possibly related to the tension that either the closure or the recently placed implants are putting on that area. As with all breast augmentation surgeries, I would urge you to be as patient as you can as this may very well improve and completely resolve with time. At 8 days postop, you are still very early in the recovery process. Good luck!
This is most likely normal soreness as your body heals.
At eight days post-op, you’re likely still
experiencing soreness and swelling related to the healing process. Of course, you
should keep your surgeon posted if the pain and soreness don’t diminish over
the next few days, but he or she is the best expert to consult. Continue
following your surgeon’s post-operative instructions and advice to alleviate
the pain, including applying ice packs and taking pain medications. You should
start to feel some relief within the next several days with more improvement in
coming weeks. Best of luck to you.
Rib pain and swelling, normal?
Thank you for your question and photo. It is very common to have some discomfort at the rib area after breast augmentation surgery. An infection usually presents with redness and tenderness and fever. Keep in contact with your surgeon,
Thank you for your question and photo. From your photo, this appears to be quite normal. Often times one side will have more swelling than the other as your breast will heal at different rates. Continue to follow up with your PS and inform them of your concerns during the recovery process. Best of luck, Dr. Kludt
Hello and thanks. This looks like normal postop swelling and I'm glad you've already checked with your PS. Congratulations and good luck! Best, Dr. Aldo
Bump under incision
This looks like a normal post -op sequela that we not infrequently see. Could be a little bit of blood from the incision or just swelling from the tension of the closure. Either way should resolve without intervention. Good luck.
Rib pain and swelling
Thank you for your question. This is a common location for tension and pain due to the sutures in place at the fold. You did the right thing in contacting your Plastic Surgeon as they are in the best position to advise you, but it does sound like you are describing part of the normal recovery process. Continue to follow up with your Plastic Surgeon.
All the best
Its unlikely to be a blood clot or an infection. Clots would leave the skin around it bruised, and an infection would be red at this point. Continue following up with your surgeon.