9 Weeks post-op and my breasts are not as round as I want, how much will they change from this point?

I am 9 weeks post op and I still feel like my breasts look like cones from the side. From a front view they are round and I have decent cleavage. How much changing should I expect to see from this point? Or is this as good as it's going to get?

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9 weeks postop and my breasts are not as round as I want, how much will they change?

Thank you for sharing your question.  Most patients will see settling of their implants in the 6-8 week range after surgery, but their breasts will continue to have changes for up to 3-6 months after surgery.  Without photographs to assess, I would allow more time to pass so that your augmentation results can continue to mature.  Best wishes.

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Concerns after breast augmentation surgery…

Congratulations on having undergone the breast augmentation procedure.  Your plastic surgeon will always be your best resource when it comes to accurate assessment and advice.


 Generally speaking, breast implants will "drop" into the pocket that was created during surgery. 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. Normally, it takes about 3-6 months (for some patients longer) to see the final result. 

Many of my patients report that as the swelling around the breast implants (for example, in the sternal area) decreases, they feel that their breasts appear more projecting (and that they have better "cleavage"). Also, in my opinion, the "drop and fluff” phenomenon does hold some validity; as breast implants “settle”, many patients feel that their breasts actually look larger. Similarly, it takes a few months for the breasts to "soften" in most cases.  Most of my patients tell me that their breast implants feel "part of them" somewhere between 3 to 6 months after surgery was performed.  

There is definitely a physiologic and "psychological" (body image)  adaptation process that occurs, at differing rates for every patient, for patients who undergo any type of aesthetic surgery, including breast  augmentation surgery.  Understandably, patients often experience significant emotional "ups and downs" around the time of surgery.

 Best wishes for an outcome that you will be very pleased with.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Implants/Breast Augmentation/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/ Silicone Implants/Breast Implant Revision Surgery

I appreciate your question.

Right now, you are very early on in the post op recovery period. It will take 3-6 months for you to feel comfortable having implants in your body and for them to settle. This time allows for you to physically and psychologically adapt to your new body image. There are many variables that contribute to a breast augmentation's final result. Preop size and shape, IMF location, location of the implants and type of implant. Patients heal at different rates and each breast will sometimes heal at a different rate. Rest, relax, recover and heal. Express your concerns to your surgeon so he/she can examine you. Then reassess final result at 6 months.

The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.

Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative breast surgery.

Best of luck!

Dr. Schwartz

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon



Jaime S. Schwartz, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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9 Weeks post-op and my breasts are not as round as I want, how much will they change from this point?

Not much. But you need only in person PAID second opinions since after reading ALL your postings you seem very unhappy with the results so far.

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 174 reviews

How do breasts change after augmentation

Without a picture, it's hard to answer with specifics. But if your skin and muscle were tight before surgery, it might take between 3 and 6 months before you lose the "pointed" or "prominent" look to the areola and breast. If you had pointy shaped breasts before surgery, it may or may not improve with time. Your best resource for input is your surgeon, especially if you don't want to post pics. Good luck. 

Dana Goldberg, MD
Jupiter Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

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