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Uneven Swelling after Breast Augmentation

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Uneven swelling after breast augmentation is most often a normal part of recovery. The swelling should resolve during the weeks following surgery. Don’t be discouraged by swelling and bruising immediately after surgery; in most cases, it can take a few months to see the final results of your breast augmentation.

Sometimes uneven swelling can be a sign of a more serious situation. Collections of blood (hematoma) or fluid (seroma) can form after breast surgery, and in these cases you will want to seek treatment from your cosmetic surgeon.

Uneven swelling does not necessarily mean that you have developed these complications, but if you are concerned, or if the swelling is accompanied by severe pain, you should contact your cosmetic surgeon. Your surgeon can determine the cause of the uneven swelling and, in the event of these complications, the collection of blood or fluid can be drained.

Swelling will also be affected by the unique aspects of your surgery. For example, an implant placed underneath the pectoral muscle will often cause swelling that lasts longer than placement above the muscle. Everyone’s body responds a little bit differently to the healing process, and prior to your surgery your cosmetic surgeon will explain what you can expect from recovery.

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