My left breast that had the revision for capsular contracture finally dropped into place today !!! # weeks and 3 days after revision surgery. My right side is still in place, and has not bottomed out!! :) I'm feeling very grateful and happy !!!
Ok just to post a recap-
I had a primary augmentation with a different doctor that went bad and left with with contracture in my left breast, and my right breast was bottomed out . This left my breasts very asymmetrical. I realized this at about 7 months post surgery, and had a revision and implant exchange with a different doctor- (Dr. Hewell). I switched out both my implants because I was not happy with the size or shape from my first augmentation.
My revision surgery was performed 9 months post op from my primary augmentation. It was MUCH less painful and went smooth. Immediately after revision surgery, my right bottomed out breast was noticeably repaired. The left side was very swollen and still riding pretty high, but the doctor told me this was normal.
2 weeks post op i started doing the massages 5 times a day. By 3 weeks everything seemed to be settling into place. Then here is where things got interesting. I went in for a checkup exactly on my 3 week post op. Everything was going okay. Then the next morning I woke up, and I noticed my left breast that had been revised for contracture was starting to ride high again and have an oblong shape like it did previous from the surgery. I panicked and emailed Dr. Hewell's office. They told me I could come in again the next day.
So I arrive at the doctors office the following day, and Dr. Hewell said I was not developing a contaacture yet, but to start massaging 10 times a day instead of 5 and to double the sets and to get more aggressive.
So i followed his instructions!! And the next day (aka today as I'm writing this - 3 weeks and 3 days post op from my revision), I start my massages early in the morning at 7am. I was taking this so seriously, as I was pretty sure I was starting to develop a new contracture. By the afternoon at around 1pm, I was on my 5th massage for the day. This time I was getting aggressive with it.
Warning: what I did next I would not recommend without being told to do so by your doctor first. Ok, so my doctor warned me that I could be really aggressive with the implants, but not to aggravate the imframmary fold where the sutures are. Well, my left was still riding really high , so being on my 5th massage of the day and not seeing improvement on my left side I decided to get risky. I put pressure downward, and I'm pretty sure I broke through some of the scar tissue, or my muscle just finally relaxed (probably the latter, thats what Dr. Hewell said would happen) but either way… for the first time EVER, even since my primary augmentation, my left breast implant FINALLY dropped!!!! Woo too! I am so so so grateful!!!!!!
I know this doesn't necessarily mean I'm out of the clear for complications, but this is a REALLY REALLY good sign!! I'm really really happy right now :) Thanks Dr. Hewell!!
My next appointment is in 6 days (so I'll be 4 weeks 2 days post op), and hopefully we can get some pictures!! If not, we will for sure be taking them by 6 weeks post op and i PROMISE to upload!! Dr. Hewell takes lots of 3D pictures before and after, so I should hopefully get some decent shots. As of now, if my boobs stay like this, I'd be more than happy!!