New implants are disappointing.

New implants are disappointing.

Im 5 days out from bilateral mastectomy with implants. I have minimal bruising but my breasts are super lumpy and bumpy. Like a crumpled up wad of paper under the skin. Is this normal?also they seem so high up. When do they start to smooth out? Do they drop natually at all?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Your implants will drop into place. I remember when I first had mine in and I was so disappointed in how they looked. I thought they'd magically be perfect after the one surgery. It doesn't work that way. They will get better. And the PS can do things to smooth things out once they settle.

posted 21 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Are you sure they are your permanent implants? After mastectomy, a tissue expander is usually put into place. Then saline is injected through a port into the expander on a regular schedule in order to stretch the overlying skin so it will accommodate the permanent implant.

posted 10 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I’m waiting to have reconstruction surgery. You only had your surgery 5 days ago. It takes time to heal. Your body has been through a lot. You had a Masectomy and implants put in and it’s been a real shock to your body. With any big surgeries it takes time it just doesn’t happen right always. There is lot’s of swelling and that takes time to disappear.Be patient it will be fine. You’ll see your PS and they will see it. Prayers and just let the healing begin.

posted 22 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

They start out perky and do drop a little. Your breast implants will appear a little lumpy and bumpy, but not as much. Take each day at a time and allow time to heal. It takes months, not days.

posted 22 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I really don't know, but I would say 5 days out from surgery is very little time. Be patient and let yourself heal - Its a big trauma to the body so I imagine there's a lot of swelling & inflammation in the inside, even if it doesn't seem like much from the outside. I assume you have a surgical follow-up in the near future - try not to worry yourself and just focus on healing until then. 💖

posted 22 days ago
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