I wanted a more natural look. Will these settle any more? Smooth Round High Profile Gel 325cc, subglandular, 3 wks ago. (Photo)
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It is too early for you to be worried.
I wanted a more natural look. Will these settle any more? Smooth Round High Profile Gel 325cc, subglandular, 3 wks ago.
You should be aware that a significant percentage of patients at your stage of recovery will feel that they are too big or (more commonly) too small.
Again, I routinely ask my patients to wait at least 3-6 months before evaluating the end results of the breast augmentation surgery. This waiting time allows patients to (usually) physically and psychologically adapt to the new body image.
From the physiological standpoint, it takes many months ( and even up to one year) to see the final results of surgery. Factors such as swelling, tissue contraction, skin redraping, implant shifting etc. come into play.
From the psychological standpoint, patients undergo an “adaptation period" during which time they get used to the changes that the surgical procedure has brought about. Severe emotional swings can also occur after any type of surgical procedure.
In your case, I would suggest continued patience. Continue to follow-up with your plastic surgeon.
Best wishes for an outcome that you will be pleased with longer-term.
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'Natural' Breast Augmentation
In general, the formula for a 'natural' result (whatever that may be to the eye of the beholder) is to keep three parameters in mind:
1. Limit the size of implant. My guess looking at your photos is that if you were measured for the best size implant for your anatomy (dimensional planning), it would have been smaller than 325.
2. Limit the projection of the implant. High profile implants do one thing very well and consistently, which is provide the most projection for it's given volume.
3. Maximize the amount of tissue covering the implant. Sub pectoral achieves this goal better than subglandular.
Fortunately, you are only 3 weeks out, so you will settle and soften, and hopefully be very happy.
Best of luck!
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Will my implants settle?
From your pictures, you have a nice result so far and I imagine you will be happy once you have adjusted to them. That being said, every implant and technique have subtle differences in their result. In my opnion, high profile implants and subglandular technique both tend to give a less natural result.
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