It's been one month since my breast augmentation procedure. I'm happy with the size and shape, though I would consider going slightly larger. Part of the reason I would consider going larger is in the hope that the gap between my breasts would be minimised. Changing sizes would cost a great deal of money, which I'm hesitant to go through with. Are there any alternatives? Do you think they are too far apart? Any honest advice would be greatly appreciated.
Are my Breast Implants Way Too Far Apart? I'm 1 Month PO. (photo)
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Breast Implant Spacing and Cleavage
While your picture is distorted by having your arms raised, any concern about implant spacing should be given more time for healing and your adjustment to them. Remember that breast implants merely increase in size the way your breasts were before surgery. So I suspect this is a good result for you based on where you started. It is likely, which is common, that you believed your implants would create cleavage when they will not almost regardless of size. Most certainly you should never go up in size with the belief that it will make your implants closer together.
Breast Implants Positioning?
Thank you for the question and photo.
I think you will be better served by submitting a photo with your arms by the side and standing.
Based on the photo that you have submitted, it seems that your breast implants are positioned nicely, with the nipple/areola complex is centered on the breast mounds. An attempt to move the breast implants towards the cleavage area would potentially cause problems with rippling/palpability of the implants in the cleavage area and/or with the nipple/areola complexes appearing off centered on the breast mounds.
I would suggest that you continue to be patient and evaluate the end results of surgery 6 months to a year from now.
Implants too far apart?
From your picture, it's simply not possible to make a sensible evaluation. Your arms are up, and it looks like you might even be lying down.
If you're able to post a picture with you standing in a relaxed upright pose facing directly to the camera, we'll have a chance of offering you some worthwhile advice. Even better, a second picture with you standing looking at the camera with your hands on hips pressed hard will further help us to offer you a good opinion.
Best of luck.
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Interval between breasts varies
every woman is different. the space between the breasts is not the same. the breasts are where they are and the surgeon must center the implants on the nipples, wherever they happen to be. your implants look to be properly positioned . appears that your surgeon did a nice job!
Wide space between the breasts
In patients with a wide sternum, it can be quite difficult to get a large amount of cleavage. Placing the implant under the muscle makes the ability to decrease that space harder as the muscle will push the implant laterally. Going on top of the muscle will allow a slightly closer placement but one has to be careful in doing so to avoid a synmastia problem.
Implants are centered in the breast
You may have wider spacing on your chest, though the implants must be centered under the nipple within the breast envelope to look 'right'. Let yourself heal and settle in for six months or longer before you judge.
Best of luck, peterejohnsonmd.com
Are my breasts too far apart (photo)?
No, they aren't too far apart. You have a great result, considering your starting point. Your nipples are off to your sides, and the implant must be centralized behind your nipples. While it's true a wider implant would bring the inner edges of your breasts closer together, a wider implant would also encroach on arm mobility and lower the bottom of your breasts. Your ribs angle off to the sides, which tend to lateralize the implants. Your surgeon did a great job of compromising between central location of the implants behind each breast, and medializing them to provide you with satisfactory "cleavage," which you most certainly will have with the right bra.
Breast implant position
From your photo, it is difficult to assess them given that your arms are up. I would continue to allow your implants to settle and for your skin to stretch. From your photo, I think that your implants will be very well positioned.
Be patient and continue to follow with your PS