2 weeks post op, my breast are very high up. How long do I need to wait until my implants drop? (photo)
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High riding breast implants two weeks after transumbilical breast augmentation
Hopefully yours will continue to drop and assume a much more normal position. However you need to discuss this with your plastic surgeon who well no Hollow his pocket dissection was done. If they do not drop a simple revision is possible.
High riding implans
- High riding implants are always worrying
- They will almost always settle down in a good position, as the muscle spasm relaxes.
- It may take six weeks - or even longer and often one side settles first.
- In fact your photo shows that one side already is lower than the other.
- Be sure to discuss your concerns with your surgeon.
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As your body accommodates to your new implants, you’ll notice that your breasts will gradually look more and more natural – the way you hoped they’d be! Over the course of about three to four months, your body creates new skin to accommodate the additional volume of your implants. This natural process is called “tissue expansion”, and relieves the tightness you may be experiencing. It allows for the implants to settle more into a better position with the help of gravity. A gradual redistribution of volume from the upper to the lower breast occurs, resulting in an enlargement and rounding out of the lower breast.
Although it's often called "dropping", it is more like "redistribution". The "fluffing" part 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.
This takes longer in patients with smaller breasts and tighter skin. Ask your surgeon if a bandage wrapped around the top portion of your breasts can help.
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