Breasts Augmentation post op 11days. Implants feel harder than yesterday. Any suggestions? (photos)
Hello, thank you for your question and photos. In my opinion, you have achieved wonderful results. It is still early in your healing process which includes #swelling of #muscle, changing appearance and your own personal healing. If you are using your arms more, your results will continue to change. It is all a normal process of postoperative #BA healing. I suggest you let your #BoardCertifiedPlasticSurgeon know of your concerns and go to him for #evaluation. Most importantly, rest and eat high protein foods, drink plenty of water. These activities will improve your healing and #restoration period. Best wishes!
Breast Augmentation/ Breast Fat Transfer/ Breast Implants/ Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/Silicone Implants
I appreciate your question.
Right now, you are very early on in the
post op recovery period. It will take 3-6 months for you to feel comfortable
having implants in your body and for them to settle. This time allows for you
to physically and psychologically adapt to your new body image. There are many
variables that contribute to a breast augmentation's final result. Preop size
and shape, IMF location, location of the implants and type of implant. Patients
heal at different rates and each breast will sometimes heal at a different
rate. Rest, relax, recover and heal. Please Express your concerns to your surgeon so
he/she can examine you at this time. Then reassess final result at 6 months.
The best way to assess and give true
advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic
surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative breast surgery.
Best of luck!
Certified Plastic Surgeon
Hills Breast and Body Institute
Implants getting harder
Your early result looks very good to me. I believe that the fluctuations in firmness due to the changing tightness of the overlying muscle. As the muscle tightens, the implant may feel firmer and migrate upward towards the shoulder. As time passes, this will resolve on its own and can be facilitated by stretching and massage. Congratulations on your surgery.
Breast firm 1 days post BA
I think you have a beautiful result, and that all will be well. It is normal for swelling (firmness) to fluctuate as you begin using your arms more. I advise my patients to take warm (not hot) tub soaks for 20 minutes, 2X daily for 2 weeks. Check with your doctor, and make sure he/she agrees
your photos look good
the breasts need to be massaged to keep them soft
it is only about 11days .
you need to continue massaging
you may be developing early capsular contracture, so need to continue massaging.and maybe consider a breast massage specialist physiotherapist if it continues to get harder in the next few weeks
Breasts Augmentation post op 11days. Implants feel harder than yesterday.
Congratulations on having undergone the breast augmentation procedure. Based on the photographs, it seems that you have a very nice early outcome. It is not unusual for breasts to fluctuate in firmness after the procedure is performed; there are many factors at play including the potential of muscle spasm. It is too early to be concerned about encapsulation (or capsule contraction). Best, even for your own peace of mind, to follow up with your plastic surgeon who will always be your best resource for accurate assessment, advice, and/or reassurance. Best wishes for an outcome that you will be very pleased with.