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.
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.
breast implants drop faster
Silght downward compression can help, but usually the implants fall into the pocket over a 3 week to 2 month period as the pectoralis muscle relaxes.
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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!
Exercises to help breast implants drop faster?
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.
Asymmetry in Breast Implant position
Plastic surgeons who take the time to complete their breast Augmentations with the patient in the sitting position have a much lower rate of implant malpositions. Any differences in implant location can be largely addressed at the time of surgery.
After surgery the implants will rise somewhat. I prefer to ask my patients not to wear bras for this short period to allow gravity to bring the implants to where they were at the end of surgery.
But a large difference between implants implies that one pocket MAY have been dissected more than another and MAY require surgery. In consultation with your surgeon, you MAY want to try to massage the higher implant lower. It MAY help. You will have to wait 4-8 weeks to see the result.
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