Does the swelling after breast augmentation go away?

It's been less than a month since I had my breast augmentation surgery and I'm still experiencing considerable swelling. The bra size I had hoped to fit into is now too small! I've had to go without wearing a bra for the moment. Aside from being painful, the swelling is interfering with my recovery process as it's causing me anxiety. Will the swelling go down gradually? Is there anything I can do to manage the discomfort until it does? Any advice will be welcomed.


F, 30, New Jersey

I certainly feel you owe your plastic surgeon a visit to make sure it's just swelling and not something else. After all. swelling is not expected to be significant after a well executed breast augmentation. Generally, the swelling that does exist will stay around for 4-6 months.

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