When Does Breast Augmentation Swelling Start to Slow?
10 Aug 2017 When Does Breast Augmentation Swelling Start to Slow?
You finally got the breast implants you wanted, but notice that your breasts are bigger than you expected. You specifically asked for a C cup, so why do you need a size D bra? It’s not a mistake on the surgeon’s part. After breast augmentation, you’ll experience swelling for quite some time. But how long will your breasts be swollen? When will you be able to determine your actual bra size? Read on to learn more about the swelling that occurs post-surgery so you can be prepared for the changes that will happen next.
Breast Implant Swelling
Contrary to popular belief, the results of your breast implant won’t be apparent right away. After surgery, there is fluid around the implants as well as soft tissue swelling. The type of implants and their position affects the amount of swelling that will occur.
You’ll notice that your breasts are bigger, but they won’t stay at the size they are immediately following surgery. It’s expected that you could lose at least ¼ cup size as the swelling subsides.
At one week after surgery, you will likely experience the maximum amount of swelling. It should decrease after that time. The breasts will also get rounder to accommodate the implants. At 2–3 months following the surgery, the swelling should be gone, and you should get a better idea of your bra size.
Therefore, don’t rush out and go bra shopping the day after your breast augmentation. Be patient and wait several months.
Get Answers to Your Breast Augmentation Questions From Neaman Plastic Surgery in Salem
After a breast augmentation, you may have concerns about swelling and other side effects. Salem board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Keith Neaman understands that every body is unique and aims to serve as an educational resource for his patients. Call Neaman Plastic Surgery at (844) 338-5445 to learn more about breast augmentation.