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So, I finally did it! However I鈥檓 feeling very down and really hate what they look like now (I know they will change but I haven鈥檛 seen any this swollen).

I had my surgery on Monday 21st September, got 300cc medium profile under the muscle. My sternum is super swollen and it feels like I have one large boob and the skin between is so stretched and lifted off the bone, I鈥檓 worried I鈥檒l end up with a uniboob.

anyone had this experience? How long did it take to look somewhat normal? 

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  • Hi GRJATA! I know exactly how you feel regarding not liking the shape immediately after surgery. I鈥檓 two weeks postop and I still have Frankenboob, however, i鈥檝e noticed some dropping and my chest muscles starting to relax, although still a long way to go. I鈥檝e been told you need to trust the process and have patience as it can be a 3-6 month sometimes even a 9 month process. The day following my surgery, my surgeon had instructed me to push in the centre of my sternum with my thumb until I hit my chest wall, and to do it all the way down my sternum. I wasn鈥檛 given instructions for how long, however to continue until that sloshy feeling inside subsided. I believe this was to ensure that the skin stayed close to my chest and not lifted. I did that for about the first week and I was fine after. Perhaps reach out to your surgeon and let him/her know your concerns. I don鈥檛 think completing this massage would cause any complications, however, I鈥檓 not a doctor lol. I can鈥檛 wait to see how you progress! I鈥檓 sure everything will be fine! I hope you鈥檙e able to stay positive and trust the process! 鉂わ笍 

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  • From nothing to 340cc. A few days after, 2 months after, one day post op (the photos never upload in order馃槶馃榾 Trust the process! 

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  • I had swelling down the Centre like that too but it all went away. I think mine looked best after 3 months but probably looked okay from about 6 or so weeks.

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  • My sternum was SO swollen I thought I had made the worst mistake of my life!  It took a few weeks to subside and it took about 4 weeks to 鈥渓ove鈥濃 my boobs. I鈥檓 now 7 weeks in a couldn鈥檛 be happier....I get boob greed if I鈥檓 being honest but I think everyone does! You look amazing! I went from swollen bloated bruised hot mess to this?!?! Time heals. 

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  • My sternum was so swollen I thought something went horribly wrong. I had tubular breast and it took a lot longer to heal and the swelling to go down. I鈥檇 say I good 9 months to a year to be fully healed. The swelling will do away, unfortunately you just have to be patient. I promise you will love them eventually it just takes time for you body to heal. 

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  • I鈥檓 2DPO and mine look really similar! Not the look we were going for, huh? How are things looking for you now? Hope you鈥檙e happy and that they鈥檙e showing progress! 

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      • GRJATA
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      spellblinder Hi! Sorry for late reply, I just saw your comment. They look great and i absolutely love them! Started dropping now. I will post some pictures later today (they did get a little worse and were very bruised for about 2 weeks, but all is ok now) :) 

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      • GRJATA
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      spellblinder as you can see I had some really bad bruising (especially on my side and had to have another course of antibiotics just to prevent any complications). They also feel much bigger than they originally were! 

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    • GRJATA No worries, thanks for the update! You're looking great!! My left one is also dropping much more quickly than my right. Amazing how much bigger they get when they're not high and compressed by tissues, huh? It's so funny that no matter how much we are aware of these things in our heads, it's still so easy to worry that we'll somehow end up being the odd one out who doesn't D&F properly 馃槀!

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      GRJATA they look amazing in that second to last picture! Congrats! I鈥檓 1WPO and had the same issue with my sternum....so painful, sore, and bruised. Your post helped ease my fears a bit. 

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