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I Am Wondering if the Size of my Breasts Will Change As the Implants Soften and Settle?

I am four weeks post-op with HP 350cc gummy silicone. I am worried as the implants soften that I will lose a cup size and be a b. I was a 32A (buy couldn't fill the whole bra cup) pre-op. I workout and have quite developed chest muscles which is why I got the surgery because I basically had all muscle and bottom breast tissue. Initially I was a D post off but as the swelling goes down I am C. I don't want to get any smaller and am worried I will. Any advice? I know, full results in a year! : )

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Position but not size of your breast implants will change after 4 weeks postop

Thank you for your question. After 4 weeks post breast reconstruction the implants will settle but the size of your breast that is the cup size should remain the same. If you are concerned see your plastic surgeon.

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Breast Implant Settling

At four weeks after your breast augmentation, any further breast changes will not reduce your breast size any further. At this point, almost all swelling has subsided and it is just a matter of skin softening and adaptation around the implants now.

Changes in Breast Size after Augmentation

Breast Size will difinitely go down after augmentation due to a decrease in the swelling.  Shape will also change after implants settle.  Healing after any surgery differs from patient to patient.  Time will tell if on your final size. 

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Concerns about Breast Size after Breast Augmentation?

Thank you for the question.

I would respectfully suggest that you understand that “worry” at this point is unhelpful. Only on going time will tell exactly what cup size you will end up ( and even this will be somewhat arbitrary given that cup sizes will vary from one bra manufacturer to another).

In other words, it is difficult to predict exactly how the breasts will change;  many of my patients report that they feel their breasts  appear larger as time goes by and the breast implants “drop and fluff”.

Enjoy your “new additions”, continue to be patient, and follow-up with your plastic surgeon.

Best wishes.

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