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6 Doctor Answers | Asked by marfa h in Australia
To me it seems that you have a component of both. Your Nipple areolar complex is to low and your implants seem to be in a higher position then they should. It would be helpful to have a little history of what you had done and when what type of implants etc. Looks like you may have had a breast lift with some type of vertical incision. It is possible that you will require a revision! Good luck!
You may have implants that are too high, but I would have to exam you in person to be sure where your nipples should be. If the implants drop, the nipples may look better.
It depends on when your surgery took place. If it is early post op then the implants may just need to drop more and massage will help with this. If you are past 3-6 months then you will need a revision. Are your implants under the muscle? (it looks like they are...) the muscle may need more inferior release so that the implant can drop down in to the pocket if things are completely healed. You can manipulate this somewhat on your own if it is early and scar tissue...
Depending on when your surgery took place you may need revision. If you are 3-6 months post-op it is best to get checked by your surgeon as the implants should have settled in their final position by now. The placement of the implants also affect the “settling time.” If the implants were placed underneath the muscle it will take more time for the implants to settle than if the implants were placed over the muscle. You may also want to consider a mastopexy (or breast lift) to...
Without knowing just how long post-op you are it is a bit presumptuous to dogmatically state that everything will be "fine" as the implants drop and settle, particularly if you are longer than 6 months post-op. Anything less than 2 or 3 months, and I feel that there is a good likelihood that you will continue to have your implant pocket and skin incision scars soften and stretch as they mature. It looks as if you had some sort of modified breast lift plus implants, as there is...
To best address your inquiry, a few bits of information are helpful: How long has it been since your surgery? It is not uncommon for the implants to have excessive upper pole fullness for a few weeks after surgery. Because of upper pole fullness, the nipples may temporarily appear to point downward. During this time, some surgeons may recommend special massage techniques. If this persists beyond a couple of months, revision might be a...