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
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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Based on your photos, you are progressing fairly normally. Your breast tissue, skin, and muscle will take approximately 6 months to completely relax and stretch to accommodate your implants. There already appears to have been some improvement from the first postop photo to the second. As the implant drops when the lower part of the breast stretches out, your nipple will appear more centered rather than too low.
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you will need a revision to lower them by closing the upper part of the pocket