Can I correct an oversized breast implant 3/4 weeks post op? (Photo)
My left implant is higher than my right implant. My surgeon told me to do exercises to push the left implant down, but I think the problem is that the right side is overcut. If I lift up, I can see that the right pocket is lower, and more oval shaped. I really want this fixed, especially because they were very even before surgery. Will tape or a supportive bra correct this? Help! :(
Doctor Answers (3)
NO! Allow at least 3 months of healing before considering revision surgery. This allows the tissue to soften so the revision will not cause more scarring...
At 3 to 4 weeks post Breast Augmentation surgery is toó early for implants to be even.
I always tell my patients that during the first 2 month implants will descend to make the folding not always at the same time for swelling is diferent on each breast.
A compression stabilizer used over the upper chest will help you to lower the highest implant. Ask tour surgeon.
Based on your description of your situation, your concerns are understandable. The use of tape, compressive dressings, supportive bra… MAY be helpful early after surgery; you will need to run this question by your plastic surgeon to see if he/she thinks that these maneuvers will provide additional support for the breast implant that is sitting lower on your chest wall. Otherwise, generally speaking, best to allow for at least 3 to 6 months to pass before evaluating the breast surgery outcome (and the potential need for additional surgery). Best wishes.
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