One silicone breast implant is dropping a lot faster than the other. the one still high up is 325cc and the other 300cc. It has been 14 days since surgery. Is there anything I can do such as excercises to move the slow one along faster?
Excercises to Help Breast Implants Drop Faster?
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VIDEO: Excercises to Help Breast Implants Drop Faster?
I am attaching a video that illustrates the techniques we use to encourage implanted breasts to be mobile, soft, and supple. You may consider performing these more often on the higher breast.
I don't Believe in dropping implants
I am not a believer in dropping implants and concur with Dr Beraka. I am a strict adherer to putting the implants where they belong at the time of surgery. You may still get an implant that rides high on rare occasion but at least you know that you placed them in the proper position. Minor differences are usually due to swelling or differences in the infra mammary fold.
If it is still too high at one month I would say you will need a minor revision to bring the implant down to the opposite side. You might try using a band above the breast to push the implant down but I have seen this work only in rare occasions. Good luck.
Breast Massages may help
I recommend following up with your operating surgeon to discuss your concerns and his/her specific post-operative protocol as they are most familiar with your procedure. I hope this helps and best of luck!
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Massage after breast augmentation
As far as how to massage, I recommend displacing the implant in all four directions (up, down, left and right). Example, pinch the breast on the top to displace the implant downwards. For the lymphatic massage, it is much more of a light gentle touch. We often recommend a massage therapist to help with this or we show patients how to do this at home. You can repeat this several times a day for the first several months.
Exercises to help breast implants drop faster?
Compression Bands or Mechanical Massage May Help Drop Implants
It’s not unusual for breast augmentation patients to have superior malposition of their breast implants in the immediate postoperative period. This occurs for a variety of reasons including skin tightness, swelling, and muscle spasm. In the vast majority of patients this resolves with the passage of time and no treatment is necessary.
In some cases, superior compression bands or mechanical massage may help breast implants drop more rapidly. These maneuvers apply downward pressure on the breast implants and help expand the inferior pocket. It’s important to note that the majority of breast implants will eventually drop into normal position without any treatment.
Excercises to Help Breast Implants Drop Faster
Ask your surgeon
Breast implant pocket
The implants usually drop over a few months into the pocket that was created for them. Gentle massage may facilitate this as well as keep the pocket open.
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