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It is difficult to make a
diagnosis over the internet, but it may take more time, up to a year, for the
implants to settle in their final position. Massage may decrease possibility of capsular
The external scar can be
managed with silicone patches, Mederma, and massage.
Consult your surgeon and be
In most cases it should not take 6 months or longer for a
breast implant to settle into its final position. It may be that scar tissue
has formed around the implant in such a way to prevent it from dropping into
place. That said, there is still a chance that the implant will settle,
especially since it took your left breast 4 months to fall into place.
Even if you cannot consult in person with your plastic
surgeon, you may be able to connect online or over the phone to discuss your
options. The bottom line is that if you are worried, and your concern is
completely reasonable at this stage, you owe it to yourself to seek help and
guidance so you can make sure you get the outcome you envisioned.
Thank you for your photo and concern and congratulations on your surgery. Implants typically settle anywhere from 3-6 months but everyone is different and some patients can experience some slight change within a year but anything significant is unlikely. Most likely you will need your pocket released, but go see a board certified plastic surgeon for a definitive answer and options that will be best for you. ac
It is very unlikely that the right implant will settle at this time. There is no harm in waiting longer (other than trying to get clothes to look right). A release of the capsule on the right side is likely going to be needed. Be sure to ask any surgeon you select about adding a piece of Alloderm or Strattice to the pocket lining to decrease the likeliness of a recurrence. Good luck with your search.
Sorry but you need a revision on the right capsule breast. Best to find a new local PS but there will be a fee involved. Good Luck.
Thank you for your picture. It is unlikely that you will have a positive change in your implants at this point. You have two different pocket sizes and shapes. You will need a revision.
The right breast implant may drop in the next six months. If not a very small procedure can be performed to lower the implant.
At six months, your breast implants should have pretty much settled. Any correction at this point is likely surgical. An in person exam would be required to determine the next steps and discuss your options. Then you would need to decide how much the asymmetry bothers you. In many cases, the symmetry can be improved with a small surgery through the same incision to lower the elevated implant. If this is all that is required, then the recovery is usually very smooth - even more so than the original surgery. However, as stated, a full examination would be required to assess which procedures would be set for your condition.
At around 6 months if the implant has not settled than it probably will not. Even if it does not you dont have to do anything if you are ok with it. The treatment is surgery to complete the release of the muscle
It's possible but rare for them to change much after 6 months. I would be concerned that you could have a capsular contracture. You should see a PS in your area if you can't see your PS.