I am 19 years old, 5'3" and 135lbs and I recently (5 weeks ago) had a subpectoral breast augmentation of 650cc's each and an inframammary incision. I previously was an A cup. I specifically wanted a very large breast implant. I am now wondering if my implants are progressing normally, I feel as though they are still very long and from my side profile a little flat. Also my nipple is still very low. Will it take longer for them because they are so large?
Is my Breast Augmentation Dropping Normally? (photo)
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Why Do My Breasts Appear So High and So Long?
Breast augmentation subpectoral, either saline or silicone, will appear high and long for several months, and is directly related to tight muscles, tight skin, and malpositioned fluid. From what I see, your implants are in the right place. The fluid in your implants, however, is displaced upward due to skin and muscle pressure. To assure yourself that the implants are in the right place, touch the bottom of your breasts. If you feel firmness from your implant, then your implant is correctly positioned. The skin at the bottom of your breast from your nipple to your inframammary incision needs to stretch, out and it will but you can help it by wearing a Bando or ace wrap above the implants to help push the fluid downward. Secondly, try not to wear a bra as this pushes the bottom of the implant up, just the opposite of what you want. Silicone nipple covers make a good alternative to bras for modesty reasons. They cost less and are more comfortable.
As far as your nipples being low, that is because the fluid in the implant is displaced upward. When it comes back to where it's supposed to be, the nipples will appear more correctly positioned.
I don't believe the implants have to drop because they are in the right position. It really is only the fluid that has to drop. And by the way, congratulations. It appears your doctor did an excellent job.
Breast dropping after augmentation
Larger implants and tight skin will take longer to settle
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Your breast implants do not seem to be dropping
Unfortunately, it looks like your implants are not dropping. Some may tell you that it takes up to 4 months to fully drop, but I personally think that is a reach. In my experience, when the implants are well positioned in an adequate pocket, they drop into very ice position within 6 weeks. You should see your PS, but I suspect a revision is in your future. Sorry.
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An in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to assess your needs and provide true medical advice.
Is my Breast Augmentation Dropping Normally?
Thanks for your question and for enclosing the photos.
There does not look to be much change from the one week photo to the more recent one. Because of the large size of the implants, I am not sure how much more change you can expect. The skin will stretch some over several months and the breasts may not look quiet as tense.
I don't know the manufacturer or the profile of your implant but I will guess that it might be a high profile, and those are almost six inches in diameter. That is most likely wider than your natural breast is and taller than your natural breast is. The bottom of the implant pocket is at the breast fold, and more than half of the implant is clearly above the nipple and areola, and that is why the nipple looks low to you. Actually, to me the implant looks high, and that is because of its large size.
I would give this more time, but I fear that if you want a reasonably natural appearance, you may have to settle for a smaller implant.
Good luck and best wishes.