Have my implants dropped at all?-Nipples STILL asymmetric! (Photo)
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Nipple asymmetry after breast enlargement
It does look from the photographs as if you are slightly asymmetric with your right nipple being slightly higher than your left.
It is difficult to say whether this will continue as we are not sure if the left nipple has always been slightly lower.
I think the right implant does need to drop a little bit and I would definitely discuss this with your surgeon as some surgeons recommend massage techniques to speed the lowering of the implant.
I think it would certainly be worth scheduling a consultation with your surgeon to discuss the best way forward for you.
Keep your surgeon in the loop and go in frequently. If you do see a second consultation, bring all your preop photos with you. Our implants in some cases drop over a period of 6 months. All the best,
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Breast implants will continue to drop for 6-12 weeks
Based on your photos there has been some progress although the left nipple still looks low.
My guess is that there was an asymmetry preop and the left nipple was lower and possibly the breast was narrower. In this situation it is very common that the implant drops more slowly on that side.
I think it is important that you ask your plastic surgeon or the new surgeon that you see about wearing a pole wrap and doing vigorous breast implant displacement exercises to encourage the left side to drop.
If after 3 months you've made no progress then it is possible that a small breast lift on the left side and revision of your breast implant pocket may solve the problem.
Have my implants dropped at all?-Nipples STILL asymmetric!
Asymmetry at 5 weeks
An in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to assess your needs and provide true medical advice.
Wait 3-4 months before assessing results
Re: Have my implants dropped at all?-
At 5 weeks patients should begin to see more symmetry and softening.
Since these implants where placed above the muscle the initial post-operative
settling dynamic is not as much of an issue.
In such cases with our patients I begin measuring after the first four weeks and look for changes over the next three to four months. Typically with regular massage, and patience I find that the improvements can be significant- thus avoiding the need for an adjustment procedure.
Hope this helped.
S. P. Maggi, MD, FACS
Austin Plastic Surgery Center
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