Did my implants fall too low? Too round! Shadow on top. Why did this happen? (Photo)
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If implants were placed above the muscle, they can cause a shelf like effect with a shadow above them. One option is to change them to textured shaped implant that are teardrop shaped and may help this. Another option is to use fat grafting to fill the upper pole and help the overall contour. If they are hard, then a capsulectomy with an exchange to a subpectoral position would be indicated. Best wishes, Dr. T.
Did my implants fall too low? Too round! Shadow on top. Why did this happen?
Based on your photographs your implant position appears to be normal or as expected especially with larger implants. It is important to keep open communication with your surgeon and return for discussion of any future action that can be taken to improve the results but at the present time the result actually looks quite good to me.
Your photos are not great angles with your arms in all sorts of positions. It is best to be evaluated in person and look at the profile as well. Best of luck.
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In the last photo it appears that your implants may be a bit higher than the breast. It would be helpful to know if the implants are under the muscle. I am going to guess that they are. Five months after surgery the implants are in their final position. You an your surgeon may want to talk about your concerns to determine if anything else needs to be done. Good luck!
Concerns after breast augmentation surgery…
I am sorry to hear about your concerns after breast augmentation surgery. Based on the photographs, I do not think that your breast implants are too low on your chest wall; there does not appear to be a breast implant displacement problem, such as bottoming out.
Best to communicate your concerns directly with your plastic surgeon, preferably in front of a full-length mirror. Hopefully, with this clear communication, you will both come up with a plan to change your outcome to one that you will be happier with. Best wishes.
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