Breast size seems to have increased 13 days post reduction. Can swelling start increasing at this point in the process? (Photos)
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Breast size seems to have increased 13 days post reduction. Can swelling start increasing at this point in the process?
Swelling 13 days post op
while the pictures from your POD #4 are not the best, it appears your breast on the right is larger now (POD13) than it was then. You should call your plastic surgeon to be seen and evaluated. This could be just some swelling, but it could also be a hematoma or seroma that has formed that he/she may want to do something about. Call your surgeons office and ask for an appt.
Swelling after breast reduction
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Hi Sarah, It's great that you're following your condition so closely. I can see that you're anxious about your result and looking for more information, and perhaps some hope that your breasts will yet decrease in size. Certainly, they will, as the edema resolves. This process takes 6 weeks and the shape will continue to change after that. Typically, the final result is not apparent for 3 months or more. Follow-up with your surgeon regularly and certainly let them know if the swelling continues to increase, or if it's asymmetrical. All the best.
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