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Is it normal to have a crackling in the skin after a breast augmentation?

Is it normal to have a crackling in the skin after a breast augmentation?

Breast aug crackles: This is very common and is likely due to air trapped beneath the skin during surgery (called subcutaneous emphysema). It gets absorbed and is not a health concern unless it is associated with redness, fevers and chiils. Commonly at 3 weeks, women report a squeeking or sloshing sensation which also resolved. ...Read more

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Breast Augmentation (Definition)

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the size of the breast. It is commonly done with implants (saline or gel) or with fat transfer. There are advantages and ...Read more


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How long after breast augmentation surgery can you normally wear a bathing suit in public?

How long after breast augmentation surgery can you normally wear a bathing suit in public?

It varies: It depends on the amount of swelling and pain you are experiencing. Most patients can feel comfortable in a week or two in their swim wear. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have tenderness and pressure 4 weeks after breast augmentation and mastopexy?

Is it normal to have tenderness and pressure 4 weeks after breast augmentation and mastopexy?

Normal: After breast augmentation, it is normal for your skin and muscles to feel tight. It takes several months for your tissue to stretch and feel normal. Discuss with your plastic surgeon. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/index.html. ...Read more

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I had breast augmentation yesterday and I have some bruising which I know is normal. But is it normal to have bruising on my inner arm?

I had breast augmentation yesterday and I have some bruising which I know is normal. But is it normal to have bruising on my inner arm?

Yes; not unusual: During the dissection of the breast and muscle there maybe some bruising and blood dissecting towards the upper arm. As long as there is no evidence of infection, such as worsening pain or swelling of the arm or redness, fevers or chills t should be OK. Contact your plastic surgeon with any questions. ...Read more

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Will i be left with loose skin after breast implant removal? I'm concerned that i will be left with a bunch of loose, stretched-out skin after breast implant removal. Is this a possibility? .

Will i be left with loose skin after breast implant removal? I'm concerned that i will be left with a bunch of loose, stretched-out skin after breast implant removal. Is this a possibility?

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Depends.: What breasts look like after explantation  depends on several factors such as: the quality of skin elasticity (the better the elasticity the better the skin will bounce back),  the size of the implants used (the larger the implant the more trouble you may have with redundant skin), and the amount of breast tissue present at this time (which may have changed since the time of your breast surgery). ...Read more

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Hi i did breast implant one year ago but the scar still obvious like i did month ago! my doctor told me that my skin is the reason. What shoud i do?

Hi i did breast implant one year ago but the scar still obvious like i did month ago! my doctor told me that my skin is the reason. What shoud i do?

Options: At 1 year, the scar should be mature. If the appearance is less than satisfactory, options include surgical revision or steroid injection. Everyone heals differently and some people are prone to problematic scarring. However, if the current scar bothers you, a revision may improve it ands a reasonable request.. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant right after a breast augmentation?

Can you get pregnant right after a breast augmentation?

Yes: Undergoing breast augmentation should not impact a woman's ability to get pregnant. It is important to remember that the shape of your breasts may be impacted by pregnancy. ...Read more

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Breast augmentation when is it safe to fly after a breast augmentation?

1 week: In my practice we want our patients to wait 1 week before they fly or travel. Although with restrictions, it is safe to take a fight approx 1 week after surfer and you will be a lot more comfortable at the 1 week point as well. ...Read more

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Do I have to be careful of impact to my chest after a breast augmentation? Is it possible for breast implants to burst if something hit them, or if i were to trip and fall?

Do I have to be careful of impact to my chest after a breast augmentation? Is it possible for breast implants to burst if something hit them, or if i were to trip and fall?

Breast Implants Strong: In general all new breast implants are now made of highly cohesive silicone gel in the United States. You should not have to worry nor restrict your activities. Trauma can of course break bones and for that matter implants too. https://pacificcenterplasticsurgery.com/procedures/breast/augmentation/. ...Read more

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