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mariealicemeyer
5 years ago
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Post op

I had breast augmentation and a nipple reduction 12 days ago. I was wondering if it’s normal that I’m still have a lot of pain in my breasts. Especially in my left one. And they feel hard when I touch them. I stopped taking pain medication because my doctor told me so, when I saw him a week ago. But the pain only increased after that. Can I take ibuprofen to reduce pain?

Procedure: Breast Augmentation
Location: Natal, RN - Brazil

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Michael Law
ASPS Surgeon
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Structural fat grafting can be used to help with asymmetry of the breasts. I often incorporate fat grafting as part of the surgical plan where there is significant asymmetry pre-operatively , or in some cases in women with very limited breast tissue to help camouflage the implants and create a very natural looking result.

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Steven Wallach
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Filler products are not commonly used to correct asymmetry. However, fat injections can be used. There is a small risk of implant rupture performing this procedure. Another solution maybe using different sized implants. Best of luck.

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Karol Gutowski
ASPS Surgeon

Something does not sound right as off the shelf injectable fillers come in very small amounts and are not practical form correction of breast volume asymmetries. Fat grafting may be the better option.

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Karen Leong
ASPS Surgeon

Hello. I would ask your surgeon for more details about what he means when he says using filler to correct asymmetry. We often use fat from another area such as the tummy to add volume or correct asymmetries but typically do not use fillers. - Dr. Leong

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Paul Parker
ASPS Surgeon
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Dermal fillers would not make sense though fat grafting may be an option. This or putting in a larger implant to try to balance out the asymmetry are probably your best bets.

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