Should I be worried?


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Okay, so I’m not so much bothered by the asymmetry bc I was uneven to begin with. I have a 350cc implant and a 375cc implant, both high profile. I really like how they look now at 3.5 weeks post op. My concern is how fast my right breast has dropped. I feel that my left breast is pocketed more versus my right, not even having a crease/fold. Today, I also noticed a “bulge” I’ve never seen before. Should I be alarmed by anything? Is the right breast in the beginning stages of bottoming out?
 

1DPO I noticed that the incision points were uneven. I figured it was bc of the different size implants however, I’m now feeling like it was the first sign that something was off. I know it’s still very early and I need to be patient but unlike most people, I don’t want them to drop anymore. I already have a super short torso. Is there something I can do or something I should discontinue to avoid more dropping? did I do something to cause such swift dropping? 
 

help please!

Thank you!

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  • And yes, I’m aware that I truly can’t stop the dropping process lol but hey, nothing wrong with wishful thinking 🤣 I think what I’m trying to say is, I don’t want the incision point of my right breast to get lower while the left stays high due to uneven incisions made by the surgeon.

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  • Are these overs?  If so they drop almost immediately so don't worry about that.  I don't see anything that makes me think you're bottoming out. I suspect this is the original asymmetry.  The smaller implant goes on the bigger side so always looks like it drops faster. Try not to worry and just keep an eye on it.  some women like to take progress pics so they can compare them say weekly.  Good luck!

     

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      • kiamelana
      • kiamelana
      • 1 mth ago
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      Dr. Michelle Roughton as always, thank you for responding so quickly... they're unders, or so I was told 😂 I will try to relax some and begin a weekly photo diary, as suggested, to monitor my progress...

      is it uncommon for me to feel so “normal” so soon? I read so many painful healing stories so I expected to be in horrible pain however it’s been the opposite. I feel like I haven’t hurt enough and I shouldn’t feel so good. I’ve started back in the gym doing light cardio, core/abs and lower body workouts with my resistance bands. Am I harming anything? As I’m working out I feel no discomfort. I have begun to get sensitivity back in both breast but I worry that I may be over working my body too soon bc I can’t truly feel everything. What are your thoughts? 
       

      (being absent from the gym for so long has become psychologically draining. I’m unhappy when I’m stationary. I thrive off of routine and challenging myself. Being out of the gym for recovery has stripped me of those “luxuries”)

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    • kiamelana Don't worry about not hurting 'enough'.  I am a total baby with pain (ask anyone who's ever injected my botox) and I didn't think my breast augmentation hurt badly at all.  It felt tight like my milk was coming in.  I would avoid chest and core workouts so as not to displace your implants if they are unders.  Otw, enjoy the gym and your workouts.  

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      • kiamelana
      • kiamelana
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      Dr. Michelle Roughton okay, thank you!! When do you think I’d be able to begin core exercises again? ... I wish I checked this post sooner. I’ve been doing all sorts of leg raises and crunches. I noticed a stitch came out today so I took that as a sign to take a chill pill for awhile lol I cleaned the area that bled at little and put fresh strips on. Should I use neosporin?

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    • kiamelana Probably the strips won't stick to neosporin.  Core (including pectoralis/chest) should be held for at least 6 weeks--like planking for example.  Some surgeons may be even more cautious and you may want to confirm that--that's our office's plan.

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      • kiamelana
      • kiamelana
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      Dr. Michelle Roughton here’s where the stitches came out today 😢

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    • kiamelana I'll bet you didn't do that with exercise.  Could be a bra rubbing perhaps or just started as a stitch abscess.  I'll also bet it's fine with some ointment for a few days!  Good luck!

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  • I also didn’t feel like I hurt too badly. The first 4 days were painful, but I was driving on the 6th day, and back to work as a hairstylist on the 10th. Recently my boobs have been coming back to like so I experience regular muscle soreness and pain at my crease incisions and super nip sensitivity. If I was a gym person I would’ve felt fine working out around 3 weeks or so. But I don’t. Lol. I think you’re on track! My right boob has and is dropping faster than my left so I too was like crap it’s gonna bottom out. But I think we all over react bc we have such a wealth of knowledge right at our finger tips. In years past people just got their boobs done and let their body do the rest. Don’t read too much into everything but still be aware of what is and isn’t normal for your body at the same time. I also, should practice what I preach! 🤣

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      • kiamelana
      • kiamelana
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      Mskati3mari3 thank you so much. It’s reassuring to know I’m not the only one. I have soreness here and there but overall I feel 97% recovered. The other 3% just came about when I took my steristrips off today. A stitch come out 😩 but I cleaned it and bandaged it back up. No pain or anything. It was my right boob aka the one I worry about bottoming out. I was thinking I should maybe put neosporin on it and give it some air. 

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    • kiamelana  Just be careful with whatever you put on it. I had a huge incision on my face from having skin cancer removed and my doctor told me to just use Aquaphor or Vaseline bc the antibiotic ointments can really irritate the incision more. My incisions under my breasts were fully closed and healed by the time I quit wearing my tape. Now I just put vitamin e moisturizer on them. Not sure if that’s okay or not either, just something I started doing on my own. I definitely got to the point of needing to let things breathe so I feel you on that!

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    • also, updated photo of my face. Aquaphor and fresh air was a miracle worker. I had my surgery on my face mid June, and this is how nice it looks now. So I’m sure our breast incisions will heal well too! 

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      • kiamelana
      • kiamelana
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      Mskati3mari3 wow, your scar looks really good for it to have been so recent... Thanks for the recommendation! I have aquaphor on hand. I’ll give it a try

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      • kiamelana
      • kiamelana
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      I also use vitamin e daily for old acne scars. It’s helped a ton.

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