One silicone breast implant is dropping a lot faster than the other. the one still high up is 325cc and the other 300cc. It has been 14 days since surgery. Is there anything I can do such as excercises to move the slow one along faster?
Excercises to Help Breast Implants Drop Faster?
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VIDEO: Excercises to Help Breast Implants Drop Faster?
I am attaching a video that illustrates the techniques we use to encourage implanted breasts to be mobile, soft, and supple. You may consider performing these more often on the higher breast.
Exercises to help breast implants drop faster?
Compression Bands or Mechanical Massage May Help Drop Implants
It’s not unusual for breast augmentation patients to have superior malposition of their breast implants in the immediate postoperative period. This occurs for a variety of reasons including skin tightness, swelling, and muscle spasm. In the vast majority of patients this resolves with the passage of time and no treatment is necessary.
In some cases, superior compression bands or mechanical massage may help breast implants drop more rapidly. These maneuvers apply downward pressure on the breast implants and help expand the inferior pocket. It’s important to note that the majority of breast implants will eventually drop into normal position without any treatment.
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Excercises to Help Breast Implants Drop Faster
Ask your surgeon
Breast implant pocket
The implants usually drop over a few months into the pocket that was created for them. Gentle massage may facilitate this as well as keep the pocket open.
breast implants drop faster
Silght downward compression can help, but usually the implants fall into the pocket over a 3 week to 2 month period as the pectoralis muscle relaxes.
From MIAMI DR. B
I don't Believe in dropping implants
I am not a believer in dropping implants and concur with Dr Beraka. I am a strict adherer to putting the implants where they belong at the time of surgery. You may still get an implant that rides high on rare occasion but at least you know that you placed them in the proper position. Minor differences are usually due to swelling or differences in the infra mammary fold.
If it is still too high at one month I would say you will need a minor revision to bring the implant down to the opposite side. You might try using a band above the breast to push the implant down but I have seen this work only in rare occasions. Good luck.
Asymmetry in Breast Implant position
Plastic surgeons who take the time to complete their breast Augmentations with the patient in the sitting position have a much lower rate of implant malpositions. Any differences in implant location can be largely addressed at the time of surgery.
After surgery the implants will rise somewhat. I prefer to ask my patients not to wear bras for this short period to allow gravity to bring the implants to where they were at the end of surgery.
But a large difference between implants implies that one pocket MAY have been dissected more than another and MAY require surgery. In consultation with your surgeon, you MAY want to try to massage the higher implant lower. It MAY help. You will have to wait 4-8 weeks to see the result.
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