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What Will My Breasts Feel Like After A Breast Augmentation?

By: Dr. Rolando Morales


Breast augmentation is a popular procedure with consistently high patient satisfaction rates. Most women love their results and have no regrets about going under the knife. Of course, many people still wonder how their implants will feel during recovery. The professionals at Morales Plastic Surgery are happy to demystify the process, so you know what to expect after breast augmentation. Read below or call board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales to schedule your assessment in Houston, TX.

What do breast implants feel like?

Breast augmentation surgery requires incisions under the breast, around the areola, in the underarm, or around the belly button. Patients are required to wear a compression garment to support the weight and position of their new breasts. Even though the recovery period is generally short, it is still important to take recovery seriously for the best results.

Different breast implant types play an important role in how your breasts feel after recovery. Saline breast implants contain a sterile saline solution. Conversely, silicone implants are filled with a gel-like silicone substance. Both kinds of implants have a sturdy outer shell made from medical-grade silicone.

Saline implants are usually better for patients who prefer firmer breasts, while silicone implants more closely resemble soft breast tissue. Most patients choose silicone because they want their augmented breasts to feel natural. However, only an experienced cosmetic surgeon can make recommendations based on your goals.

How breast implants feel after surgery

No matter what kind of breast implants you choose, it takes time for them to settle into position after breast augmentation surgery. This is a normal and an expected part of the process. The reason your implants seem high at first is that the muscle needs to stretch out and accommodate the foreign material. This can take several weeks to several months for most patients. Dr. Morales will give you a more specific timeline and give you information about what to expect after breast augmentation.

What to expect after breast augmentation

During recovery, it is also normal to experience sensations like tightness in the chest and muscle aches. Your breast tissue may also feel numb or extra sensitive at this time. Morales Plastic Surgery can provide prescription medications and offer advice, so you feel more comfortable. At-home recovery tips include wearing loose clothing and applying cool compresses to the treatment area.

Just like any other cosmetic surgery in Houston, patients should keep an eye out for any complications that may occur. Call our office right away if you experience:

  • Excess bleeding

  • Excess pain or pressure

  • Trouble breathing

  • Signs of infection

  • Abnormal discharge

Everyone experiences recovery differently. If you are concerned about any part of the process, it is best to give us a call. A qualified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Morales, will schedule follow-up appointments to assess your progress and address any concerns that come up.

Schedule your breast assessment

Breast augmentation surgery produces wonderful results for women who remain patient and follow the guidelines of their plastic surgeon. Dr. Rolando Morales is proud to educate individuals all over the Houston, TX area about the process. If you are interested in a comprehensive breast augmentation consultation at Morales Plastic Surgery, give us a call today. We can make a custom treatment plan to meet your needs.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.