I had my surgery done 2 days ago with a new sientra tear drop implant. I feel like the implant just made me look worse. They didn't get me a round shape, or a tear drop shape. If anything, I look like my nipples are too low, and they look cylinder. I was told to wait 3 months if no change, I could be charged AGAIN to get a round implant instead. The tear drop was the doctors choice. I told him either round or tear drop, whichever he thought would look best.Will my best go to a normal shape soon?
Implants Have No Shape. Worse Than Normal Breast? (photo)
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It is a bit early, but there are some things that can be said now
Although it is a bit early to draw firm conclusions about your result, I think it is clear that you are correct in your observation that your nipples are low and your breasts have a bit of an oblong shape. This is because they did beforehand, and little was done to correct this with the surgery. You had a bit of breast ptosis, or drooping, and this causes the nipples to be low and the tone and shape of the breast to be off. Most times when a woman has ptosis, she needs some type of lifting procedure in conjunction with a breast implant. This may be the case with you too. I wouldn't be so quick to blame the implants themselves, rather I would suggest waiting a couple of months and re-evaluating things. It is entirely possible that once things finish settling, all that needs to be done is to perform a minor lifting procedure over the existing implants without touching them at all; this might even be possible under a local anesthetic, and this will save more on expenses as an anesthesiologist won't be required. In any event, your surgeon will be best equipped to make the final assessment with you, but I agree with you, something more will need to be done to produce the breasts that I think you are looking for.
Implants at two days
At two days it is too early to determien what the breasts will look like in a few months. Give them time to settle. Good luck.
Concerned about Shape of Breasts after Breast Augmentation?
Although your concerns are understandable, is much too early to be concerned about the size/shape of your breasts just a few days after breast augmentation surgery. I would suggest that you allow for several months to pass before evaluating the results of the procedure performed.
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Implants Have No Shape. Worse Than Normal Breast
I am not sure what your expectations were and what was discussed with your surgeon. Among your complaints, I do concur that the nipples and areolas appear low, as they do in the before photo. Switching to round implants will not correct that--only a breast lift to reposition the nipples and areolas will.
It almost always is worth waiting three months for the implants to settle as the overall shape often changes as the pectoral muscles relax to accommodate the implants. I do suspect that if a secondary procedure is considered at that time, it may well be a breast lift. All the best.
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