by Terrye Tebbetts
Is it normal not to be able to lift my arms up all the way? I can lift them halfway but they will not go staight up anymore, it doesn’t hurt to do it, it just feels like something is pulling them down. Will I ever get my full range of motion back or is this a permanant side affect from unders placement? Also my breasts look so diferent everyday, and not because their dropping it’s actually the opposite. Today they look extremely high again and smaller, a few days ago they looked bigger and a bit lower, when I first got them done they looked smaller than they did a few days ago. I’m sure I just confused everyone with this post as much as I’m confused about what’s going on with my body. Any advice would be appreciated, Thanks
There is an entire chapter in The Best Breast 2 about how to live with your new breasts and what to expect in the first several weeks and months. We believe it is so important for our patients to know what we know about breast augmentation and breast implants. When patients have a higher level of understanding and knowledge preoperatively – - then the post op period is much more fun! If something is unexpected – it is scary. If you know – you can deal with it. That is what the book is for – knowing and understanding the entire process of breast augmentation so that you will make better decisions and have a better experience. For us, it is all about the patient.
Now, to your particular situation, not being able to move your arms above your head is absolutely foreign to me. Our patients leave our surgery center, go home and nap for 2 hours, eat, then raise their arms above their head – like the top half of a jumping jack – a set of 10 every 30 minutes – the DAY OF SURGERY! They are picking up their children (under 35 lbs) and showering and going out to dinner. There are better surgical techniques that will allow you to return to full normal activity – to truly have a 24 Hour breast augmentation recovery.
I would encourage you to discuss these limitations with your ps. Since you did not put your time post op in your question, it is a little hard to tell, but I would imagine it is just a sensation – a weirdness – that you are feeling and that you can move through it, but once again, please discuss this with your surgeon. Having breast implants should not limit your range of motion in your arms.
About the Author: Terrye Tebbetts is one of the most knowledgeable women in the world about breast implants, with 27 years of experience educating patients and 11 years as a patient herself. For more information about breast implants or breast augmentation Dallas surgeons, please visit www.thebestbreast.com.