10 days post op with very high upper pole, is this normal? Had 305cc and breast lift. (photos)
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Breast Lift with Implants
Time for implants to drop
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Breast augmentation post op, some advices:
Its too early to talk about final results with only 10 days after surgery. In my practice, after performing a Breast Augmentation I recommend to my patients to limit the movement of the arms for two weeks. After that, you can move your arms taking care and always with common sense.
In this regard, it's not advisable to carry heavy weights to prevent the implant out of position, and allow the formation of the physiological capsule around the implant, also to avoid pain and breast swelling.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol.-
Early in recovery phase
Normal? Or not?
10 days post op with very high upper pole, is this normal? Had 305cc and breast lift.
Generally speaking, breast implants will "drop" into the pocket that was created during surgery and massaging the implants downward may assist in the dropping of the implants after surgery (for those patients who want to help with the settling of the implants). The rate of breast implant "settling" may depend on factors such as size of breast implant pocket dissected, tightness of the overlying skin/muscle layers, and size of breast implant utilized. Normally, it takes about 3-6 months (for some patients longer) to see the final result. It is very common for one side to settle faster than the other.
Best wishes; hopefully you will be very pleased with the long-term outcome of the breast surgery performed.
305cc upper pole fullness
Thank you for your question. At our office we recommend that patients do not judge their final result for at least 6 to 12 months after surgery. During that time, the implants will have a chance to drop and fall into a more natural position. A lot of what you are seeing with your upper pole is swelling, which will take time to dissipate. If the implants still seem high by the time you are a month or so out, massage may be indicated even if your plastic surgeon does not typically suggest it. Be sure to return for an in person visit with your surgeon, but the issue should resolve on its own. Good luck!
Breast lift with implants
All the best,
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