Will my implants fluff out more at 4 weeks? (photo)
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You breast will change little more over time
Wait three to four months then discuss with your surgeon
As you progress in your recovery, they will change for the better, something casually known as “dropping and fluffing”. 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.
For this reason, I suggest you wait until about three to four months after surgery before assessing your results.
- As time goes by, your implants will settle lower on your chest wall,
- The position will look more natural,
- The size will not increase but as the muscle relaxes there will be more lower show of the implant.
- Hope this helps. Best wishes.
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Will my implants fluff out more at 4 weeks?
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