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450 Silicone Implants Too High? (photo)

I had a lift, implant (450 silicone under muscle), and lipo a week ago. I expected swelling and discomfort but my breast are way higher than I expected. They are above my armpit and extremely uncomfortable. I wanted a full soft breasts and instead i have hard rocks stretching into my chest / neck. Can you take a look at my picture and tell me if you think they've been placed too high? Or appear too big for my frame? I feel like something is wrong.

Doctor Answers (15)

1 week after Augmentation/Mastopexy

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You look totally normal and don't worry - you will have soft natural looking and feeling breasts - but it will take some time.  It takes a full month for the implants to get back down into the breast as your muscle relaxes.  Then it takes 3 months for the rest of the swelling to go away so that your breast is completely soft and looks fantastic.  You are on your way - so hang in there!  K. Roxanne Grawe, MD Columbus Plastic Surgeon


Columbus Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Augmentation mastopexy feeling too high at 1 week.

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This is quite normal for an augmentation mastopexy at one week. The implants often feel too high, too big, and uncomfortable. Over time (6-12 weeks), everything drops. Be patient and allow for your body, muscle, and skin to accomodate to the changes.

David Bogue, MD
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
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Opinions on early results

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are impossible to give as you will experience favorable changes.  Keep your confidence in your surgeon and follow instructions as they do want you to have the best result possible.  Let yourself heal and then down the road, you can critique your results and let your surgeon know what you think and if any revisions will need to be done.

Curtis Wong, MD
Redding Plastic Surgeon
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Actually, for one week I think that you look good and that, assuming a normal recovery, you should have an excellent result.  You should, of course, discuss this with your plastic surgeon, who knows exactly what was done but - in general - I think you're doing well, so congrats!

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It's much too soon to tell. Your doctor may give you a bandeau that will go across the top of the breasts to push them down a bit. You are still very swollen and will be for several more weeks. 

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Again ONLY 1 week!!! Call your surgeon to see you and discuss the healing phases in a time framework. 

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I thin your implants are probably too big.They will settle somewhat and you can place a strap across the top of your chest to try and get them to settle but at the end of the day they are still 450 cc implants.k

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