Is this a common appearance 6 days post-op? (photo)
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Position of implants 6 days post op
Considering the placement of large implants, under the muscle, the appearance of your breasts at 6 days post op is normal. As well, if there was originally some drooping of your breasts- it makes sense that you would see that tissue sitting below the bulk of your implant right now. Your Plastic Surgeon is likely expecting the implant to settle into that tissue and fluff it out as everything softens and settles. This could take between 2-6 months so you will need to be patient. I recommend that you wait until 6 months post op to evaluate.
All the best
Submuscular implants can certainly "ride high" for a while before ultimately settling. I would continue to follow along with your surgeon and follow their recommendations closely. Also be sure to ask about massage exercises and wearing a bandeau to help push the implants lower more quickly. Don't be surprised if one implant settles faster than the other one. Hang in there. Best of luck!
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Continue to follow up with your surgeon to ensure that you progress as planned.
Best of luck,
Vincent Marin, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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