Implant dropped too soon? (photos)

17 days post op , have they dropped too soon ? I have 300 cc silicone subpectoral . Is there any concerns to implants dropping so soon? My PS said its fine over the phone but didn't ask for any pictures . Just looking for some other opinions .

Doctor Answers 10

Implant dropping

Good afternoon,

It looks to me like you are healing quite well for 17 days. Just keep following your plastic surgeons advice and I'm sure you will heal up just fine.

New York Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 51 reviews

Implant dropped too soon?

Thank you for your photos, it is a pleasure to answer your question. You look great after 17 days from breast augmentation surgery. Sometimes you will have one breast that will settle before the other one. It can take anywhere from 4-6 months for your breasts to fully heal and drop/settle into their final position. I recommend patience and follow up closely with your surgeon. Hope this helps. Good luck. 

Carlos Recio, MD
Cali Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Implant issue

Everyone's implants drop at different rates for different reasons. In general, I tell patients to allow about 4-6 months for them to see where they settle.  Best of luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Breast augmentation recovery

It appears you are healing well with no obvious visual concerns.  Continue to follow the advice of your surgeon and keep all post operative care visits.

Camille Cash, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Implants dropping

Things look fine.  The only issue would be if one or both dropped too far.  This does not look to be the case.  Keep in close contact with your plastic surgeon, and enjoy your result!
Best of luck!

Dr. Subbio
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Newtown Square/Philadelphia, PA

Christian Subbio, MD
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Implants dropping

thanks for the question and photos

They look fine. Breasts drop at different times and st different rates. You must allow for 4-6 months for final symmetry

Best of luck

Douglas Taranow, DO, FACOS
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Implant position

It appears that you are healing well. It takes more than just a couple of weeks to see your final result. That being said, continue visiting with your plastic surgeon to make sure you are on track.

Thank you,

Post Op

Yes, you are correct- it appears that your right breast has dropped more than your left breast.  This does not appear to be a problem.  The left should catch up to the right which appears completely normal.  You should consult your plastic surgeon with any concerns.

Barry M. Schwartz, MD
Weston Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Breast augmentation

Thank you for your question and photographs.

It is important to address any post-operative concerns with your primary surgeon. It is hard to give you an accurate answer without seeing pre-op photos to know what your previous anatomy was like. Swelling after a breast augmentation occurs with 100% of patients, while the swelling goes down, your breasts will drop into their pockets and sometimes the swelling in one breast may resolve quicker than the other as well as drop sooner or they may both just heal and drop quickly. Every patient has a slightly different recovery so the fact that your breasts may have dropped sooner than others shouldn’t be a concern especially if your surgeon is not alarmed by it. I hope this helps.
Best of luck in your recovery!

James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science

James Fernau, MD, FACS
Pittsburgh Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 63 reviews

Implant dropped too soon?

Congratulations on having undergone the breast augmentation procedure; based on your photographs, you seem to have a very nice outcome.   Generally speaking, breast implants will "drop" at different rates; 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. 

  Therefore, best to send these photographs over to your plastic surgeon or see him/her in person for relevant information/advice and predictions..  For example, if you are pleased with the current position of breast implants, he/she may recommend the use of a supportive bra  or garment to help maintain current breast implant positioning over the course of the next several months.  Best wishes for an outcome that you will be pleased with long-term.

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.