George H. Sanders, M.D., APC
I had a breast lift just over a week ago, and was wondering if it is normal for one breast to be healing much faster than the other? One side is still swollen and "higher" than the other. My surgeon says it will come down, and that this is normal in the healing process. Is this true?
The situation you are describing is not unusual following a breast lift. Your surgeon is correct in what he is telling you. The swelling will "puff up" the breast, much as a balloon puffs up when filled with air. I would encourage you to be patient and to follow up with your doctor as he/she directs.