Why Do These Look Like Torpedos? There is No Slope, Just a Huge Bump. Are These Messed Up? (photo)

I got these done july 10, so it's been 5 days... I had 330ccs put in, saine smooth, mod profile. I also had my "tails" liposuctioned, hence the black and blue. These are sitting incredibly high and the "tops" are bothering me. I haven't ever seen pictures that look like mine- riding high but with a huge bump? I currently do not wear any bra due to the horrendous discomfort of the lipo'd area. Is that top puffyness "torpedo" look going to go away or do I already have a capsular contraction?

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Why Do These Look Like Torpedos? There is No Slope, Just a Huge Bump. Are These Messed Up?

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It is far too early in the recovery and healing process to make a final decision about the shape of the breasts.  It is very common for implants to ride up high early after surgery.  Many changes will occur over the next few weeks, and more changes over the next few months.  Continue to work with your surgeon for your best results.

Wait 3-4 months before assessing results

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When implants are first inserted, they sit high up because your tissues are tight and gravity hasn't taken effect. Over time, natural tissue expansion occurs to allow the implants to fall into place. By this time, your breasts will have taken on a more natural contour, where the lower breasts become softer and rounder. Please wait at least four months for this to happen.This process tends to occur sooner in one breast than the other, so don't be alarmed if you find that your left drops before the right or vice versa.

Early after Breast Augmentation Surgery

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Thank you for your question.

You are still very early in the recovery phase.  As your body recovers from surgery, the implants will likely settle into the pockets and you will see that the shape will change as this occurs.

I suggest that you be patient and continue your follow up appointments with your doctor to allow him/her to get your through the recovery process.

Best wishes.

The shape of your breasts will change in the weeks to come

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Hello, There will be a few changes in the shape of your breasts that you will see over the next handful of weeks as healing progresses. Including decrease in the upper pole swelling and relaxation of the center and lower pole. Together these changes will result in a more natural shape. All the best, Dr Remus Repta

Remus Repta, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 173 reviews

Healing time after breast implants

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Healing takes time and patience, which nobody has!  It will take three or more months for the breast to settle.  Especially, when you consider the added insult of the liposuction to the axilla.  Being able to almost place your chin on your breast is very common.  You will gradually see them drop into position and be less pointy.  It will take longer if they have been put behind the muscle.  You are where you should be at this point.

Good luck and thank you for the question


Anire Okpaku MD FACS


Anire Okpaku, MD FACS
Miami Plastic Surgeon

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