Is it healing properly? Bottom out? Indent? (photo)

I'm about 2 weeks post op, with cohesive gel implants, I'm concerned about the indentation I've noticed it since first day post op, are my implants healing well?

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Thank you for the photo but an examination is needed so relate your concerns to your surgeon.

Dr Corbin

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 65 reviews

Two weeks post-op

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The results at two weeks after surgery are too early to predict the final results of your breast surgery. Some "dents", asymmetries, and areas of fullness will resolve as your swelling resolves, muscles relax, and your breast tissue and implant settle into your final position over the course of several months. Continue following the post-operative instructions and dressings provided to you by your plastic surgeon to maximize your outcome. 

Johnson C. Lee, MD
Beverly Hills Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Inframammary fold lowered?

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Was you inframammary fold lowered? Not sure what the indent is from without examining you; you may need to change out your cohesive gells? What company and what implants are they?

Arian Mowlavi, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 108 reviews

Early in recovery phase

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At only two weeks postoperatively, you're still very early in the healing phase and most of what you're seeing can be ascribed to swelling. Without seeing your preoperative photos, it's hard to tell what's going on from your postoperative photos but they generally look okay to me. Stay in touch with your chosen plastic surgeon and follow their postop protocol for the best result. Good luck.

Marc J. Salzman, MD, FACS
Louisville Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 58 reviews

Healing after breast implants

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2 weeks is very early in the recovery period and is not a good time to typically predict how your final result will be.  Implants and tissues will continue to settle for several weeks to even months.  If there was any additional suturing or capsule work, this can take longer.  I recommend staying in contact with your surgeon and keeping patience until you have fully healed and implants have settled.  

John McFate, MD
Austin Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

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