When Does Swelling After Breast Augmentation Begin to Subside?

Q:  I had 325cc silicone breast implants 5 days ago. I am 5’1 and 102 pounds. I was hoping to be a C cup, but I am fitting into a D bra. Is this because of the swelling? If so, when will the swelling begin to go down? When will I know exactly what bra size I will wear?

A:  You are definitely swollen at this point.  I always warn my breast augmentation patients that their implants may seem a little big – and probably sit a little too high – immediately after surgery.  2 weeks after surgery you will probably begin to notice the swelling starting to subside, but allow 3 months for it to fully resolve and for your implants to settle into the correct position.