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I can't stand the tightness after my breast augmentation, what can I do?
Prior to my breast augmentation I was a AAA cup size. I am now post op 1.5 years after the breast augmentation with 339CC silicone under the muscle and I feel like they are constantly compressed. I lift weights 4 days a week and feel like the tightness is getting worse with all movement. There is no capsular contracture, but my muscles are just so tight over the implants. I want them moved to over the muscle but am scared they will turn into the ball and socket phenomenon, but I can't stand the tightness! Help!!!
Sorry tohear about this. You should be seen and examined. If you are no longer in the area where your surgery was performed please fing a surgeon using the Samrt Beauty Guide.
This is a difficult problem. If you do not have contracture and you do not want to reduce the weight lifting, then over the muscle with a textured silicone implant would be the best. This would solve your issue. The ball and the sock should not occur with your small size unless you breast feed or other significant changes. Good luck.
I am sorry to hear of your discomfort. Capsular contracture would be the most common cause of tightness but you say you do not have a capsule.
My concern with placing the implant under the breast is visibility (especially with textured) since you have little breast tissue, and the risk of capsular contracture.
If you do not have a capsule then another option would be a smaller implant placed back under the muscle. Please consult a very experienced board certified plastic surgeon. The Smart Beauty Guide is a good place to start.