Concerned over breast shape? (photos)
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Breast shape after implants
Drop & Fluff
Thank you for your question and photos. Breast implants will take between 2-6 months to drop and fluff. in the early weeks post op, with pectoral muscles swollen and tight tissue pushing the implant volume up, they can appear compressed, squared and quite high. I recommend that you speak with your Plastic Surgeon about your expected recovery timeline.
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Concerned over breast shape?
Thank you for your question and photographs.It is important to address any post-operative concerns with your primary surgeon. You are still very early on in your recovery. Swelling after a breast augmentation occurs with 100% of patients, eventually the swelling will go down and your breasts will drop into their pockets. If the breasts are too high, the use of a breast binder is beneficial to add downward pressure. I would continue to wear your surgical bra, ice your breasts on and off and perform your breast massages. Your doctor may also prescribe you a Medrol dose pack (steroid) to help with the swelling. I hope this helps.
Best of luck in your recovery!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
9 days post op
I would not be overly concerned. It is common for implants under the muscle to look high, especially at 9 Days after surgery. With time your implants should settle. I advise my patients who have implants under the muscle that it routinely takes 3 months to a year for the implants to settle and soften.
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