I recently got Breast implants and I think that they're too big. I've been beating myself up about it because I was originally going to get 320 cc's, but ended up getting talked into having 360 cc's instead. I was 123 pounds, 5' 3" before the surgery and the day after, I weighed 131 Ibs. Is this weight gain normal?
Weight Gain Normal After Breast Augmentation?
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Weight gain after breast augmentation
WEIGHT GAIN - After surgery you will be less active than normal - burning less calories. You will be at home more and likely eating more than usual - consuming more calories. Therefore, it is very easy and common to put in weight in the early stages after surgery. At a time when you should be feeling happy and have a boost in your confidence, you can easily be a little upset over weight gain. So now that you know this, do your best to avoid it.
CONSTIPATION - Constipation is an unpleasant possible issue in the first week or two after surgery. This is typically caused by the pain killers used during and after surgery which cause constipation and bloating. Also, being less mobile after surgery exacerbates this. So have plenty of fluids and fibre, and take additional products to help keep you regular such as Metamucil.
Weight gain immediately after a breast augmentation
Normal due to swelling
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An in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to assess your needs and provide true medical advice.
Swelling can contribute to weight gain
Do not despair!
You may be too big, but give it time.
In some situations where the water weight is not occurring naturally, you may notice persistent fluid retention and swelling. If significant enough, your surgeon may advise you to take a diuretic to help the kidneys work to remove that excess.
Lastly, breast implants generally do not contribute significantly to weight increases. For example, a 400cc silicone breast implant weighs 424gm or 15 ounces (roughly two pounds for a pair). Hope this helps.
Best of luck.
Fluid retention after surgery
Keep in mind that you are swollen and it's too early to judge the size of your implants - it will take 4 to 6 weeks for you to have a good idea of your final result. Stay hydrated and avoid salt to help get the extra fluid off. Most importantly, don't beat yourself up - 40cc is only about 2.5 tablespoons.
Weight Gain and Breast Augmentation
The 40cc difference in each implant is only about 2.5 tablespoons. Both implants together weigh less than 2lbs. Your weight gain is likely just fluid retention from the IV fluids you were given during surgery. The retention will subside with time.
Weight Gain Following Breast Augmentation
Weight gain following surgery is commonly due to fluid retention. The weight from your implants total is 1.6 pounds. The volume difference between 320 cc and 360 cc implants is 1.3 ounces for each implant. This is not a significant volume difference to effect the overall result. It sounds like you've retained a significant amount of fluid and probably have some swelling at this point. Most patients will see a significant change in breast volume over 2-3 weeks following surgery. I would wait at least 6 weeks before drawing any early conclusions about your result. Breast implant size and shape will continue to improve 3-6 months following surgery, and your perception of the result may change during this time as well. Please discuss your concerns with your plastic surgeon who performed the surgery. Good luck to you.
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