In my initial consultation, my PS and I agreed on 300-325cc of silicone gel. He told me he would use HP implants on me because I have a narrow chest. I didn't feel like I have a narrowed chest, with a 30" rib cage. I wanted to be full on the bottom and not so much of an upper pole fullness. So I asked him to order me moderate plus and he agreed it would be fine also. Now I feel like I made a mistake on the moderate plus because the implants right now are really high. With time would this really settle?
Is my Breast Implants Placed Too High? 4 Days Post-Op (photo)
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4 months to let them drop, then assess
Implants too High
Though implants can end up (or placed) in the "wrong" position, at only 4 days post-op it's way too soon to make that determination. Your implants will settle with time and come down to a more normal position. It may take as long as 6 months, but usually takes 2-3. Fear not, it will get better.
Are your implants too high?
Yes your implants are too high...but it has only been a short time and things should improve. It may take 4-6 months to know for sure if you will need a revision. While most surgeons will say that the implants ALWAYS drop, I do not entirely agree and I personally feel that if the implants start out very high, they will never get to the correct position and a revision is very likely. Good Luck, be patient. Call your surgeon if you are concerned though.
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Implants Riding High
Of course your breasts are too high! You had surgery 4 days ago! That is the way they are supposed to look 4 days and even 6 weeks after surgery. They should settle over the next 3 months. Congratulations!
Breast settling after procedure
Is my breast implants placed too high? 4 days postoperative.
Your breast implants will drop into a more normal position over the next 6-8 weeks. Do not be worried at 4 days
Thank you for your question. Your breasts look very symmetrical after your breast augmentation and the position is quite normal for 4 days after breast augmentation. Expect it to take 6-8 weeks for your breast implants to become more normally positioned and look better. Always express your concerns to your plastic surgeon
Give it time
Hello. Four days is not near enough time for the implants to settle and they are also swollen. Your implants will not settle for about another three to four months and I would not be too worried about your outcome until then. Until then the best thing you can do to help them settle would be to massage and continue using any compressive dressings your surgeon had provided. If you have concerns you should not be afraid to talk to your surgeon.
Jaime Perez, MD
Breast Augmentation Specialist
Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa
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