I just had my breast augmentation 2 1/2 weeks ago. I was a 32A or smaller post-op I wanted to be at least a small D when all was said and done. I got 450cc filled to 475cc, under the muscle. The top of my breast looks very full however it looks like I have half boobs,the tops are the fullest. I have heard that since going under the muscle the implant is constricted and will take longer to adjust and relax in the pocket. Is this true, will my breast look fuller and protrude more when, settled?
Don't Feel my Implants Are Large Enough. Fuller when Settled?
Doctor Answers 9
Breast implants too small
Breast implant will drop eventually.
Your implants will drop and you will see the final result after about 3 months. They are still pretty high. When they drop, the breasts will look fuller and a bit larger.
Breast implant settling
Saline implants cause a very minimal capsule around them in most cases and allow for good settling after 3 months. You will look much better then so be patient.
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Your breast is overstretched and can not go bigger
You have very tight skin and your implants are too big for your breast .Your picture shows too much fullness over the top and that is due to too big a implant. You still have swelling and your breast tissue will relax a bit, but do not ask your surgeon for bigger implants. The problem with over stretching the breast tissue is thinning of the breast tissue, rippling, and early rotation of the implant to the arm pit.
Do breasts look the same after dropping?
Breast implants initially after surgery when placed in a submuscular position often give superior fullness that corrects itself with time, the "fluff and drop" phenomena. In reality the pectoralis major muscle takes a while to adjust its size to accommodate the implant as well as occasional muscle spasm which keeps the implant projection higher than its final resting shape. Additional variables include:laxity of skin, size difference during prior pregnancies, position of implant,size of muscle, and size of implant.
As the muscle relaxes the projection of the implant often increases and the breast shape improves. Massage and use of a superior placed elastic strap can often make this process go faster.
2 weeks post breast augmentation
It is way too early to worry about the position. Yes, the muscle will probaly relax and the implant will drop some more.
You are whole not half.
Your breasts will settle and have more fullness below the nipple but in turn you will loose some fullness above the nipple. You have good size implants placed going with larger implants has a down side of stretching your tissue too much over time!
Breast size after augmentation
The shape and appearance of your breasts after breast augmentation changes somewhat during the first few weeks after surgery. When the implants are placed under the pectoralis muscle, the tendency is for them to look higher on the chest wall at first, and then to settle inferiorly into the pocket. However, the breasts usually do not look bigger once the healing is complete.
Large breast implants
For your breast and chest wall size, 450cc filled 475cc implants are very large implants. The time it will take for your body to adjust to these implants will be longer than if you had smaller implants placed. Over the next several weeks to months, you are likely to see the implants "drop" as the tissues stretch. Massaging of the implants will help with this process and may reduce the risk of capsular contracture with your implants. After your swelling has resolved and the implants have settled, they will not look "larger" but may look more natural. However, be aware that with implants this large, rippling and thinning of the breast tissue at the bottom of your breast will may be an issue in the years to come.
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