Pre-BA stats: 36A, wide ribcage, 5'3", 117lbs, 23 yrs old Post-BA stats: 330cc Allergan mod profile silicone unders Will the projection of the bottom of my implants increase? Does the fullness of the top of the breast just disappear or does it move towards the bottom? Is the flatness due to the shape of the implant or because my skin is still tight? I don't want to be any smaller than this and I was wondering what size I should be able to expect after they start to "drop & fluff" more. Thanks!
How Much Will Settling Change the Shape & Size of my Implants? (photo)
Doctor Answers (17)
Too High Implants Will Settle and Drop To Normal Shape in 3 to 6 months
Thank you for your question.
Your implants look normal for early after Breast Augmentation. The implants will drop and fill the lower pole and create a nice normal profile.
Massage and Breast Implant Displacement exercises help-ask your surgeon.
The implants should feel progressively softer and more moveable. If they begin to feel tighter see your doctor to make sure you are not forming a capsule.
How long does it take for implants to settle?
I tell patients it takes a month for them to look 50% better, 3 months to look 90% better, 6 months to look great, and a year for scars to fade. Based on your photo, I think you will have a very nice result.
How Much Will Settling Change the Shape & Size of my Implants?
This looks like a typical post op appearance, with high riding implants. As the pectoral muscles relax to accommodate the implants, and the tight breast tissue stretches a bit, the upper pole will decrease, the lower pole will fill out. The appearance so far looks good. It may take up to 6 months for the implants to settle.
All the best.
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It looks like you have very little swelling but just the susal tightness that follows a breast augmentation. The upper pole fullness/swelling will decrease a little and the lower pole will round out or "fluff" which overall will give you a very similar size but a much better looking breast. I think you are on your way to a great result....in my opinion.
How long for my breast implants to drop
Your implants are very high which is normal at this point in your recovery. Over 3-6 months the implants will settle and drop, filling the bottom of the breasts more fully. You should get a great result.
Early in healing and breast implants
You certainly have a very nice result. You can expect your skin to relax and the breast implants to drop over the coming weeks to months. Give yourself more time to heal before making any final judgments. Continue the open dialogue with your plastic surgeon.
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