Will my left implant drop? (Photo)
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1 month post op, some advices:
In this regard, it's not advisable to carry heavy weights to prevent the implant out of position, and allow the formation of the physiological capsule around the implant, also to avoid pain and breast swelling. Kind regards
Will My Left Implant Drop?
BTW, you appear to have had an excellent Benelli mastopexy (donut lift), therefore it would be a reasonable assumption that you went to a very well trained plastic surgeon, and therefore it would be reasonable to also assume that the pocket was completed dissected.
If the implant is above the muscle, then there is a possibility that the implant itself will drop into the bottom of the pocket as your breast tissue stretches out. If the implant is below the muscle, it's been my experience that it is less likely to drop into the pocket. If you can feel the bottom tip of the implant at or near the inframmary fold on your left breast, then it is merely the fluid that is being held upward but is encased in the implant, and therefore has a great chance of falling into the pocket as your breast tissue relaxes. This process is often referred to as drop and fluff.
Obviously, the answer to all the above questions is best known to your personal plastic surgeon. I suggest you call him or her to get their opinion on whether the implant has a reasonable chance of correctly positioning itself. As for the air pockets at the bottom of the breast that you refer to, this is probably the space not filled by the major portion of the implant and would go along with an upwardly malpositioned implant that will cure itself once the implant drops and fluffs.
If you were my patient, I would recommend an ace wrap or bando that goes over the left breast and under the right to gently force the implant downward. This can be left on 24/7 and has a much greater chance of success than intermittent breast displacement massaging. If, in fact, there is some scar tissue holding the implant upward, it has been my experience that the use of Accolate and ultrasound (the kind physical therapists use for sore muscles) will help soften scar tissue and increase the chance of the implant dropping.
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