Posted on May 7, 2020

3 Weird & Completely Normal Things that Happen after Breast Surgery

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Even after having done your research about what to expect after getting breast implants, it can be hard to tell which temporary side effects are normal once you’re in the recovery phase of your journey. To help ease your mind, these are three common symptoms that are typically considered to be normal after breast augmentation.

  1. Your Chest Feels Tight

    It will take some time for your body to adjust to your new implants, so your chest may feel tight and uncomfortable during the initial state of recovery. For most women, tightness begins to dissipate during the first 1 to 2 weeks after breast augmentation. However, every woman will heal at her own pace, and swelling can persist for several more weeks.

    If you are experiencing severe pain or other unusual symptoms, don’t hesitate to call your plastic surgeon’s office.

  2. Your Breasts Look Oddly Shaped

    It’s not uncommon for your breasts to appear squared off or otherwise oddly shaped for a few weeks before they begin to “drop and fluff.” During this process, your breast implants should soften, round and drop into a more natural-looking position on your chest.

  3. You’re Feeling a Bit Down

    Although an elective procedure, breast augmentation is still a major life-changing event, so don’t be alarmed if you feel a bit of the blues in the first few days of the recovery process. As you begin to return to your normal daily routine, you should notice an improvement in your mood and outlook.

If you have specific concerns about your breast enhancement recovery, healing process or results, or to schedule a consultation, give our office a call at (925) 331-8361 or contact us online.


3 Weird & Completely Normal Things that Happen after Breast Surgery
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3 Weird & Completely Normal Things that Happen after Breast Surgery
Not quite sure what’s normal after breast augmentation? Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Mariotti of Concord, California explains a few common things to expect.
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Dr. Eric Mariotti Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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