Is it possible for implant to rise up as it heals? Will it always be low in pocket? My surgeon told me to wait and see (Photo)
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Implants do not 'rise up' as they heal
unless you have a contracture. If you like the look of your lower side, ask your surgeon for maneuvers to help the higher one come down so the upper poles are level. If you like your higher one, then support your lower one as much as you can and anticipated needing a revision on that side down the road. Bottom line, you have to heal now before considering anything else... and if you have smooth round implants and was fine with the lower look, I would have you do many things to help the high one settle better.
I have my doubts too. Your surgeon is not giving you the most accurate information. Although it is possible the implant that is too high may come down, it will not likely look like or be at the same level as the other one. Even less likely is that the lower one will come up, unless of course you develop capsular contracture on that side too. I would get a few other opinions by ABPS certified/ASAPS member surgeons who can examine you to better evaluate your situation. Best of luck.
Implants at different levels
Thank you for your question. At this stage you are still healing and wait for about 3-4 months for implants to settle. Please follow instructions from your PS.
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Typically as breast implants heal they will settle down into their pocket. It is not uncommon for one breast to drop a little fast than the other. At only 4 weeks post op it is way too early to make any determinations about how they will look when completely healed. If a breast implant is getting higher on your chest as it heals then it can possibly raise concern for capsular contracture. We usually don't want implants to sit too high on the chest as this can create an unnatural appearance. At this point I would recommend to just be patient and let the healing process take place. Of course if you have concerns you should see your surgeon for in person evaluation. Best of luck!
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