Breast augmentation surgery can give you the long-lasting beautiful look and confidence boost that you desire, but it’s important to remember that it won’t happen instantaneously. It’s natural to look at breast augmentation before and after photos and want to jump to the final result, but your body will have to go through a healing process before you get to that stage. After breast augmentation surgery, it will take some time for your breasts to settle to their new position, and this adjustment period can take weeks or even months. This can have an emotional impact that may be unsettling if you are unprepared. Having a realistic understanding of how your breasts will look and feel during this time will help make your healing process a relaxed, stress-free experience.
How Your Breasts Will Look
Immediately after breast augmentation surgery, your breasts may look like they are placed way too high. This is perfectly normal! Post-surgical swelling, especially when implants are placed under the muscle, can help exacerbate this effect. Your skin and tissue will need to adjust to your new shape. It will take some time, generally between three to six months, for your breasts to drop and settle into their final position.
Bruising and swelling is common after breast augmentation surgery, and your breasts may look oddly shaped during this adjustment period. They may appear uneven, with one breast larger, higher, or rounder than the other. Scar tissue under your incisions may also appear or feel lumpy at first. Keep in mind that these changes are temporary while your body heals, and six months down the road you should have the picture-worthy results you expected.
How Your Breasts Will Feel
After breast augmentation surgery, you may experience some tingling and itching in your breasts and nipples. You may also feel some occasional sharp, pulsating “zings” in your breast tissue throughout the healing process. This is perfectly normal and will disappear over time.
It can be hard to wait for your body to heal during the breast augmentation recovery process. But if you are the patient, remember it will take your body some time to adjust to your new shape, you will have a better outlook and a much easier recovery time.
It is natural to have a lot of questions and concerns about any surgical procedure you might undergo. Don’t hesitate to call us at 561-417-0171 to learn more about breast augmentation surgery, the recovery process, and to setup a consultation with Dr. Berman, Boca’s leading cosmetic plastic surgeon!
About Dr. Berman
Dr. Berman’s years of experience and dual board certifications allow him to customize every breast augmentation to your precise wants and needs. As a dedicated member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Dr. Berman has devoted his time and case load to not just reconstructive surgery but aesthetic plastic surgery. This means Dr. Berman is the highest qualified plastic surgeon that makes the utmost informed and intelligent decisions regarding aesthetic plastic surgery and medicine. Only one –quarter of all American Board of Plastic Surgery certified surgeons have been accepted as ASAPS members.
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