How long does it take to actually see your size? Will it show when the tape is taken off? (photos)
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How long does it take to actually see your size after breast augmentation?
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. You may be pleasantly surprised wants to be "drop and fluff" phenomenon has occurred. You may also be happier once the swelling AROUND the breast implants dissipates and the implants' shape and projection become more visible. Patients often report that they are happier with the cleavage area once these changes occur also.
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 and continued close follow-up with your plastic surgeon.
Best wishes or an outcome that you will be pleased with long-term.
How long to see size
Breast augmentation - concerned about your implants.
- When the tape is off, you will see the implants.
- If they are over the muscle, you will see the more or less final result.
- If they are under the muscle, they will tend to ride high.
- If you are concerned they are too small, let your surgeon know.
- I assume that you and your surgeon did a fitting so you could choose the size implant you wanted.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
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