About my breast augmentation. (photo)
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2 days post op, some advices:
In this regard, it's not advisable to carry heavy weights to prevent the implant out of position, and allow the formation of the physiological capsule around the implant, also to avoid pain and breast swelling. Kind regards
Asymmetric Breast Swelling
Early post op, while tissues are swollen, it is not uncommon to note that small differences seem exaggerated. Each breast has slightly different pressure and may heal and settle differently. Typically this will resolve over time but the small difference you began with, you will still have. I recommend that you try to wait until 6 months post op to evaluate your results.
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About my breast augmentation.
Your before pictures would be helpful
Too early to get worried
- I can't comment on your surgeon's choice to put similar implants in. I am sure they had a good reason.
- What I will say is that it is too early to get worried. A bit more swelling on one side can easily happen. A blood vessel that bleeds a bit more is the most likely reason. Give it a couple months to settle before you worry about the final result.
- Dr Rodger Shortt is a plastic surgeon in Oakville. He is the Director of the Cosmetic Surgery Training Program and an Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University. He strives to provide the best possible plastic surgery results and excellent care to patients from the GTA including Oakville, Toronto, Mississauga, Georgetown, Milton, Burlington and Hamilton.
Breast augmentation asymmetry
Having said that, if you had significant asymmetry before surgery (which is very common), and your plastic surgeon placed identical implants with identical fill, you certainly have a right to discuss this with your plastic surgeon, especially if your pre-operative discussions included the likelihood that different size implants or volumes could be expected. In my own twenty six years of experience, I have seen both scenarios; i.e. making note of significant asymmetry preoperatively wherein I was quite certain we would need two different volumes to achieve symmetry, yet the optimal symmetry was indeed obtained during surgery with the same volume; versus the other scenario where obvious asymmetry was not detected, yet the patient ended up requiring two different size implants or volumes for the optimal result. Your plastic surgeon has the expertise, and he or she will explain to you their thought process reading their decision making.
If you end up displeased with your result, discuss this with your plastic surgeon. All plastic surgeons are striving for the best results for their patients, even if not always attained. Yet we also always want our patients to be happy. If you are displeased I have every confidence that your plastic surgeon will do all he or she can to remedy that for you. For the time being, try to relax, follow your surgeon's recommendations explicitly, and be patient as your body heals. I hope you end up very happy with your final result, and please remember that often times, the asymmetry you might be seeing is more often than not seen by anyone else. We tend to scrutinize ourselves far more than the rest of the world scrutinizes us. Good luck.
Breast Augmentation - Post Op Swelling
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