i got 380cc high profile implants. Will they fall? (Photo)
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Left breast implant is actually low, the right looks more normal
Implants Take Time to Settle
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The fact that the lower nipple looked like that before surgery indicates that the inframammary fold may have been tighter, not allowing the respective implant to 'drop in' or expand the tissue envelope as it did on the other side. Although this could have happened with any type of implant, HP are the most likely to have malposition issues.
At three weeks, it is expected that you have very full and tight upper poles, especially with HP implants. This will relax over the next few months. Implant massaging has no demonstrable positive effects, yet many surgeons can't seem to stop prescribing it. One recent study looked at many different aspects of breast augmentation and found that massaging was associated with a higher incidence of capsular contracture.
The space between your breasts is accentuated by the overly projecting implants and the quick transition from chest wall to breast implant, something that could be improved upon with a lower profile implant. Additionally, further surgical widening of the subpectoral pocket may still be possible, allowing the implants to settle more centrally which would narrow the gap. Such a determination cannot be made in this forum though.
There is nothing you need to do immediately, and you will need about 6 months to heal. At that point you can reassess. If it is decided that a revision surgery is necessary, I recommend see surgeons who specialize in revision breast surgery. They would of course be certified by the ABPS, but also be members of the ASAPS.
Best of luck!
I got 380cc high profile implants. Will they fall?
380 cc implants and position
Implants ALWAYS drop (unless textured).
If you have smooth implants, you can perform implant displacement exercises (massage) and/or wear an elastic bandeau to help improve symmetry. You may even need to wear it above the high breast implant and below the low breast implant. But you will need to discuss these things with your surgeon first, as it is s/he to whom you will go for revision if that is necessary in 6-12 months.
BTW, why did you (or your surgeon) select high profile implants? Your photo shows a wide unnatural cleavage that will not improve as time goes by, and the somewhat unnatural projection is a feature of too-narrow, too-high implants. Plus, when they drop, you will have LESS upper pole fullness, which is why many surgeons and patients think they want them in the first place. I only bring this up to suggest that if surgical revision is desired, you consider lower-profile (moderate or moderate plus) implants which will have a wider base for exactly the same volume. Or, you can change sizes also.
However, it is premature to speculate about revisionary surgery at this time! Call your surgeon! Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
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