healing

Q: Should I Feel my Breast Implant Move at This Stage& Why Does my Breast Look This Way?

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Sat, 05/14/2011 - 08:56

I am 22 days out of BA surg texture silicone cohesive submuscular.Before sugery I was completely flat chest no cup at all I was hoping to be a small C Highest B cup but it doesnt seem that I am. My left breast is very soft and feel fine but my right breast is very high and slightly firmer. I am not in pain at all but I am right handed and not understanding why that breast isnt doing the same as left breast I am worried because the swelling is gone but right breast is so diff from left breast.

A: 22 days is still early

22 days is still early. Without preoperative photos it is difficult to know your starting point regarding symmetry. For now I would just let time work for you to let things settle.

Q: Healing After Augmentation: Consequences to Not Taking Required Downtime?

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Fri, 05/13/2011 - 07:54

What are the consequences of not taking the recommended time to heal after a breast augmentation? I had surgery 3 weeks ago, by week one I wasn't in a lot of pain and was back to minimal house work and taking care of small children. At week two I had no pain and was doing practically everything I have done in the past except for lifting heavy objects. Will there be any consequences for not following guidelines? Should I be concerned?

A: Once the implant is adherent and skin healed, the consequences are low

Once your implant is adherent and skin healed the consequences are low.  The following points will should be considered:

  1. Usually the skin is sealed by 5 days (can shower) but it takes 6 weeks for it to be durable for load (ie exercise)
  2. Easier to recover from subglandular than submuscular as muscle dissection painful and slightly higher risk of fluid collection around implant.
  3. Too much activity early after surgery causes implant movement and prevents adherence and increases risk of fluid collections or bleeding.