Breast Augmentation with Lift

I had breast augmentation with a lift 8 days ago. Every time I move my left arm either to pull or push, it feels like the implant is moving underneath the muscle. Is that normal?

Thank you for your question and selecting ASAPS member surgeons for your answer. The first few weeks after breast augmentation where the implant is placed under the muscle can be interesting for patients as your body adapts to the implants and the overlying muscle stretches out. It is quite normal to feel implant movement and even hear a little squishing or sloshing sound. It is important to have regular follow up visits with your surgeon to monitor your progress along the recovery pathway. All the best on a great result and speedy recovery.

Trent D. Douglas
Trent D. Douglas
8899 University Center LnSan DiegoCA92122US

Trent D. Douglas

8899 University Center Ln, Ste 200,
San Diego, CA, 92122, US

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It is not terribly abnormal to hear and feel a lot squishing and rubbing from the implant moving in a newly made pocket that may also be accompanied by some fluid (blood) and air (that gets trapped in the pocket when the surgery is performed. This goes away over a period of weeks to months. You are only 8 days out from having surgery and there will be many changes that occur over that same time period. Longterm, it is also not abnormal for sub-muscular implants to move as you move your arms. This is just part of having implants placed under the pectoral muscle.

Michael A. Epstein MD
Michael A. Epstein MD
1535 Lake Cook RdNorthbrookIL60062US

Michael A. Epstein MD

MAE Plastic Surgery,1535 Lake Cook Road,
Suite 211, Northbrook, IL, 60062, US

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Yes this is a normal sensation 8 days after surgery. In general you should limit pushing and pulling as per your surgeon’s instructions. Also, for any postoperative concerns you should always start by calling your physician’s office.

Rachel Lichten
Rachel Lichten
135 N Ewing StLancasterOH43130US

Rachel Lichten

135 N Ewing St, #202, Lancaster, OH,
UNITED STATES, 43130

When the implants are placed under the muscle, or SubPectoral, they will move with any activity of the arms. As the muscle relaxes over the implant, it may be less noticed. Generally, limiting the movement and activity for the first 2-4 weeks will allow for a quicker healing

Samuel Shatkin Jr, MD
Samuel Shatkin Jr, MD
2500 Kensington AveBuffaloNY14226US

Samuel Shatkin Jr, MD

Aesthetic Associates Ctr.,
2500 Kensington Avenue, Amherst, NY,
14226-4927, US