Video: Swelling After Breast Augmentation: How Long Will It Last?


Hi, it’s Dr. Salemy and I’m speaking here from our office in Seattle. I had some questions today from some Realself readers and I wanted to answer some for you guys today.

The first question is about swelling after a breast augmentation. Typically, I tell my patients that the swelling is going to be at its worse the first 24 to 48 hours after surgery and it starts to slowly go down over time. You still have some swelling a week or two weeks, usually by about four to six weeks, the most of the swelling is gone. But if I take a picture of you at six weeks, there’s probably going to be a little bit more swelling that’ll go down over the next year or so.

As you’re recovering from your breast augmentation, be patient, listen to your doctor and make sure to communicate with them and express your concerns if you have any. But usually, give yourself and your body some time to heal over the first few weeks after the surgery.

Watch more videos from Dr. Salemy