Day 2 Post Op, Implants Look Rectangular Instead of Round. Will They Fill in After 3 Months? (photo)

I am orignally 34 C and wanted 34DD. I went with silicone 425 cc's. High Profile...

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Rectangular look

Since you are only a couple iof days out I would be aptient and let the breast settle and the swelling to go down.In the ned Im sure all will be well.


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Typical high position of implants right after breast augmentation

The "rectangular" look that you notice is normal and very typical for any patient that undergoes either saline or silicone gel subpectoral breast augmentation (under the muscle).  With a larger implant and even a high profile implant this may be a bit exaggerated.  This is normal and will get better with time as you do implant massages.  It typically takes about 6 weeks but can take up to 3 months.

Rectangular breasts after implants placement for augmentation

It looks from your pictures that the implants were placed behind the muscle. This is what is giving rise to the extreme degree of upper pole fullness that is evident in the photos.

For women with as much breast tissue and skin as you have in your preoperative pictures I generally recommend an on top of the muscle placement. However the implants were placed they are riding too high. They should settle over time. Generally speaking I recommend waiting 2-3 months to see how things even out. In the meantime to help this process I recommend the use of a bandeau bra. This is a bra with a strap that goes over the top of the breasts to help push the implants into their final position.

If the contour does not improve by 2 or 3 months post surgery then a revision will be necessary.

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