Are my Implants Bottoming Out? 375cc Silicone Gel

I have 375cc silicone gel implants. I had very little tissue to begin with. I notice that when I raise my arms that my nipples ride high on my breast. Does this mean that I am bottoming out? I have included before pics and after pics. I appreciate any help that you can give me. My appt. with my PS is 2 months away and I need some sort of clue as to where our conversation should go.

Doctor Answers 3

Bottoming out implants?

No, your implants are not technically bottomed out.  You look like the tissue elasticity is not great and the implants are settled low.  This might also be from having them placed above the muscle (you didn't mention where they are).  Above the muscle implants tend to be droopier than below the muscle ones.  Your tissues just might not be sturdy enough to hold them higher.

Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Implants bottoming out?

No, they are not bottoming out;  they may not be holding up as high you may like.   Elasticity might be an issue.   I would recommend that you discuss your concerns with your PS at your next appointment, and just say what you feel.  All the best, 

Vladimir Milovic, MD, FRACS
Sydney Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Nipple position and bottoming out after augmentation

No it does not appear that you are bottoming out at this point.  I does appear that your implants are slightly low, though quite acceptable.  When you raise your arms, you exaggerate the the look of bottoming out by pulling on the skin from the upper portion of your breasts. 

Delio Ortegon, MD
San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

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