How Long Do Large Breast Implants Take to Drop?

Hi I had breast augmentation on nov. 4th it's been 10 days and I'm wondering how long on average do implants take to drop? I received mentor memory gel implants 800cc's submuscular, with infra-mammary incision. I was a full c cup before I don't know what info. is relevant but I hope this helps :0) Ty

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Healing after breast implants

generally  two to three months is a reasonable time for healing. variables include:

  1. laxity of skin
  2. pregnancies
  3. position of implant
  4. size of muscle
  5.  size of implant

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Implants dropping

It can take several moths for implants to sit properly in the pocket especially when large implants are used and the skin is a bit tight.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Implants dropping?

A large implant of that size can take up to 6 months depending on how tight your skin it. Best of luck! Dr K

Time for implants to drop

You are very early in the healing process and still swollen, particularly given the large size of your implants. Dropping may take between 3-6 months, if not longer, so you need to give it some time and patience.

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New York Plastic Surgeon
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Implants Dropping after Surgery

Depending you your skin tightness, submuscular implants may take 3 months to find their final position, but in same cases, they may still settle for up to 6 months. So give it some time and follow up with your plastic surgeon.

Karol A. Gutowski, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Implant Dropping?

 Thank you for the question.

Most of the breast implant dropping or settling happens within the first 3 to 6 months after surgery. Occasionally, I have seen implants “drop” even up to one year after surgery.

I suspect every surgeon's experience will be different given that different dissection techniques may be employed.

I hope this helps.

How long till implants drop?

You have provided all the pertinent information. Sub muscular implants have a phenomenon whereby the muscle contracts due to the implant position,and in my experience it will take 4 -6 weeks. You have a big implant(800cc) so the weight of this larger implant will assist in the coming down process. Other factors include how much skin laxity you had preoperatively. Be patient, do your massage exercises and good things will happen 

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Reno Plastic Surgeon
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Most implants will settle by 3 months after surgery but everyones tissues are different and respond to implants in different ways, the bigger the implant the longer it will take to settle due to the large force

Three to four months generally

"Fluffing" refers to the impression that the lower breast enlarges and that your skin softens with the creation of new tissues. The extent to which this occurs depends on several factors, including the implant size, the tightness of your skin, and your body shape.

How long for big breast implants to drop

You are very early in your post operative course.  Usually implants start to move at about three weeks.  It may take months for them to finally drop into position.  There are many variables.  Please be patient, but it is always a good idea to continue to follow up with your plastic surgeon and let him/her know your concerns.

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Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
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