Bottoming out? (Photo)
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Bottoming out? (Photo)
Are your breasts bottoming out?
Large Implants due to their weight, gravity, thinning of tissues, chronically not wearing a bra, loss of elasticity and other factors may cause continued stretching so that your breast implant is no longer supported in its ideal position. This results in the progressive lowering of the inferior breast crease (inframammary fold). When the implant moves South to an undesired inferior position it results in the loss of volume and flattening of the upper pole of the breast, too much volume at the lower pole, increasing the distance from the fold to the nipple and finally the nipple position being abnormally high ( pointing up) and not centered. Similarly, the pocket can also stretch to the side (lateral) so that when lying down your implants fall towards your arm pits or sides, causing the “Side Boobs” appearance.
Bottoming out and Side Boobs Contributing Factors:
- Larger/Heavier Implants
- Implants placed above the pectoralis muscle
- Chronically not wearing a bra when upright
- Over dissection of the Implant Pocket
- Smooth Implants
- Large swings of weight including pregnancy
- Skin and soft tissue laxity, loss of elasticity
No Bottoming Out in Sight
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Nice early result
Share your concerns with your Plastic Surgeon, but I think you need to be a little more patient with the healing process.
normal (early) healing leads to changes, not always symmetrical.
Bottoming out is a deviation from the normal and can be attributable to many factors.
Why do you suspect bottoming out?
Perhaps you had a preexisiting asymmetry?
No bottomimg out
The photos look like you got a great result. You are very early in the healing process to see any bottoming out. Keep doing everything you have doing, as you heal you will see asymmetries from side to side that is normal. If you notice any drastic changes, then it would be wise to discuss with your surgeon. Good luck.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
Your implants appear to be in good position with the IMF of your left breast just slightly lower than the right, as described preoperatively. Keep in mind you are still early in the recovery process and your implants can continue to settle for 3-6 months. Best of luck to you!
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