Implants Have No Shape. Worse Than Normal Breast? (photo)
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2 Days Post-Op From Breast Augmentation with Sientra Shaped Breast Implants
I hope that helps.
Post-op day 2 Sientra Implants
At 2 days post-op, you are too early on to see your final result. You need to wait about 2-3 weeks until the muscle stretches, the skin relaxes and implants “fall” into a better position. It does look like you have a bit of ptosis (droop), but give your implants some time. If you are not happy with your results in about 3 months, you may actually need a mastopexy (lift), not a different implant. Hang in there. Wait a few weeks and things will continue to change. Good luck!
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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.
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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