3 Weeks Post Op Breast Augmentation? (photo)

I had 300 cc silicone mod profile under the muscle, insicions under the breasts. I am 42, 5'6, 123 pounds. My right breast had some bruising after surgery and it hurts a little after massaging, though I dont do it aggressively . Also it is much softer than the left one and dropping faster. Why my nipple on my right breast is pointing diff direction? Its very obvious on a pic , not looking in the mirror. And bottom of my right breast doesn't look round. Is it normal? should I be concerned?

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Postoperative healing after breast augmentation.

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Thanks for the question.  Be aware that your breasts were of different sizes and shapes beforw the surgery, and will take some time to adjust after your surgery.  Your left breast had a longer distance below the areola to the breast fold than the right breast.

You will not have your best shape after this surgery until six months after the surgery, so give it time..If you have smooth implants used, massaging may help to minimize any futurew capsulr contracture.  If your implants are textured( you hadn't mentioned about this) I would not massage the implants, because there is nothing to gain by this.  The texturing alone will determine that there may be less scar forming around the implants.  I do like to use moderate profile implants as you mentioned you have.  I don't always use them, but I believe they may help you gain a better shape.

Good luck to you.

Frank Rieger M.D.

Early asymmetry after a breast augmentation

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At this point I would not be concerned with this degree of asymmetry.  You start out with some degree of asymmetry so post op asymmetry is to be expected.  Given time things will change.  

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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3 weeks post breast augmentation

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Do not worry. You look really good for only 3 weeks after surgery. Hopefully your asymmetries prior to surgery were pointed out to you. Seeing this before surgery helps set your expectations to future results. You can see the difference in the shape and position of your breasts prior to augmentation, and this will not change much after surgery. You will look much better, but the differences will always be there. In the words of my wise professor, "they are sisters, not twins."  I feel confident that you will love your results after everything settles which could take 6 months. Hope this helps...

Erez Sternberg, MD
Jacksonville Plastic Surgeon
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3 Weeks Post Op Breast Augmentation? (photo)

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Thanks for the questions and posting the photos. You had asymmetry before with shape differences, that should have been pointed out to you in the pre operative evaluation. By increasing the size via implants these minor asymmetries are magnified. But in reality your result is acceptable.//

Give it time

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Thank you for the question. You are still early in the post operation recovery stage. It is not uncommon to have asymmetries during this period. It usually takes about 8-12 weeks for the wounds to heal and around 4-6 months for the implants to fully settle. It would always be best to visit your board-certified plastic surgeon and get a full assessment for your concerns. Best of luck. Dr. Michael Omidi.

An in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to assess your needs and provide true medical advice.

Michael M. Omidi, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Wait 3-4 months before assessing results

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It is still too early to determine the true results of your breast augmentation. Your body will adjust to the implants over about three to four months, and you'll find that their shape becomes more natural in appearance. They won't be as high and tight. This allows for the implants to settle more into a better position with the help of gravity. A gradual redistribution of volume from the upper to the lower breast occurs, resulting in an enlargement and rounding out of the lower breast. This process tends to occur sooner in one breast than the other, so don't be alarmed if you find that your left drops before the right or vice versa.

Breast implant result

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It looks like you are doing quite well following your breast augmentation surgery.  Wait a few months for the swelling to subside before you assess your final result. Good luck.

David Stoker, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 62 reviews


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Unfortunately, without a complete history and physical exam and through pre operative photography there is not enough information to make an informed plan, please consult your surgeon or another local board certified plastic surgeon

You look normal for 3 weeks after breast augmentation

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Thank you for your question and photograph. The asymmetry that you see is not unusual 3 weeks after breast augmentation and is in line with the asymmetry that you had a for surgery. Expect that the asymmetry will become less over the next 4-6 weeks as your implants drop and assume a more natural position.

Moral healing at 3 weeks?

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You are very early in the healing process. I would wait before making any judgments about the final outcome. Also keep you plastic surgeon in the loop regarding your questins and concerns. 

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