I was told you'd be able to see the breast implants up top and your breasts loose below it. My surgery is next Saturday, what can I expect? Going from A to C (350CC).
How Do Breasts Look Immediately After Augmentation?
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Appearance of implants right after surgery
Your breasts will be somewhat swollen and look "tight" soon after surgery. They also may look on the high side for a few months until your body has had a chance to accomodate this change in size. Be patient because your new breasts will improve in appearance as you recover.
Appearance of Breasts Immediately Following Breast Augmentation
Breast look after augmentation
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Appearance of breasts right after breast augmentation
When implants are first inserted, they sit high up because your tissues are tight and gravity hasn't taken effect. Over time, natural tissue expansion occurs to allow the implants to fall into place. By this time, your breasts will have taken on a more natural contour, where the lower breasts become softer and rounder. Please wait at least four months for this to happen.
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Breast appearance immediately following breast augmentation surgery
What do breasts look like immediately following breast augmentation
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Appearance after surgery
The Breast Recovery and Changes Following Breast Augmentation
It’s not unusual for breast augmentation patients to see dramatic changes in their breasts in the first week following surgery. Immediately following surgery, patients experience significant swelling and muscle spasm which causes significant distortion of the breast.
When sub muscular breast augmentation is performed, muscle spasm can cause implants to shift in a superior direction. As relaxation of the muscle occurs, implants gradually drop into a more normal position. This can be facilitated by using upper chest compression bands and ace wraps.
In other cases, severe swelling of the breast tissue and surrounding soft tissue can result in loss of definition of the breast implants. This can give the appearance of large poorly defined breasts. Fortunately, this swelling resolves rapidly with time. Compression following surgery can help minimize swelling as well.
It’s important to be patient and realize that significant changes will occur following surgery. If you have questions, make sure you discuss them with your plastic surgeon. In many cases, a little reassurance can make the post-operative experience less stressful for patients.
Breast implants look high, swollen and large immediately after breast augmentation
Thank you for your question. Immediately after breast augmentation breast implants typically look very high, large and abnormally shaped. In most cases the implants drop into a more normal position after 3-4 weeks after Sub-glandular augmentation however after sub-muscular augmentation this can take up to 3 months.
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