Will my breast augmentation results get better? (Photo)

I had droopy breasts and ddnt want a mastopexy to avoid the scars that come with it. My Dr. And I went for a breast augmentation in order to fill out the excess skin i had and get to a desired lift result. I do feel like my breasts are perkier, but i don't like how my nipples look (pointing outward) and i still feel that my breasts are wide apart although the surgeon had to close the pockets from the outer sides to get them closer. I don't feel like they are.Will my results change or get better?

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Results change?

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Results of breast augmentation do improve with time. In the photos, it looks like you're very early in the postoperative period and things should get better. However, breast implants alone will have little ability to create an actual lifting of the breasts and will not change your natural nipple position. I suggest you speak with your plastic surgeon about these concerns. Congratulations and best wishes, Dr. Aldo

Will Augmentation Results Get Better

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1.    pain is variable

2.    it takes 2-3 months for implants to settle and muscles to relax

3.    celebrex, motrin, and muscle relaxers can help

4.    massage and stretching may help

5.    everyone heals differently

6.    4-7 days off from work is common

HEALING OF SENSORY NERVES: Tingling, burning or shooting pains, which will disappear with time and should not alarm you, indicate regeneration of the sensory nerves. If these sensations cause pain, repeated, local self-massage helps.

ASYMMETRY: The two breasts commonly heal quite differently. One breast may swell more, feel more uncomfortable, or have a different initial shape. After complete healing, they will be more similar and natural. You must have patience, but if this causes concern, ask questions of the doctor or the nursing staff.

SHAPE AND CONTOUR: The final shape of your breasts will start to look its best approximately three (3) months after surgery. It takes time for the skin and muscle to stretch and relax around the new implant. The breast will often look higher, firmer, and “less natural” in the first three (3) months. It can take up to a year to see your final result.

FOLLOW-UP EXAMS: These are generally done in 1 week, 2 to 3 weeks, 3 to 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months to 1 year, and 1-2 year intervals. In our office we include all of your follow up appointments in the initial surgical fee.

Will my result get better

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Thank you for your question and photographs.  My strong advice is that you wait a full 4-6 months before considering a final result to your surgery.  The implants do settle and you most likely still have swelling.  I wish you the best of luck.

Breast augmentation post op , some advices:

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In my practice, after performing a BA I recommend to my patients to limit the movement of the arms for two weeks. After that, you can move your arms taking care and always with common sense. 
In this regard, it's not advisable to carry heavy weights to prevent the implant out of position, and allow the formation of the physiological capsule around the implant, also to avoid pain and breast swelling. 

Emmanuel Mallol Cotes, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 306 reviews

Early postop

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You are very early postop and you need to let things settle and for the implants to drop before evaluating the result. Keep in contact with your PS.

Post Breast Augementation

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Thank you for you question and pictures. You are still very early in the healing process and the implants will drop some. Looking at your pre-op photos, your nipples were already further off to the side. Depending on the base width and projection and where they are placed, the nipples can be lateralized but I don't think that is the case here. Your nipples were lateralized pre-op and the only way to move them closer is with a mastopexy or lift. 

Post breast augmentation

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You are still early in the healing process after breast augmentation. As the implants soften, settle and drop the breast shape will change. It can take 4-6 months before the implants look and feel like they belong to you. Be sure to keep any scheduled follow up appointments you have for his or her evaluation and advice . Good luck! 

Dean Vistnes,M.D. 

Vistnes Plastic Surgery 

San Francsico Bay Area

#realself #breastaugmentation #drdeanvistnes

Post Breast Augmentation

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Thank you for your question. Judging by your photos you would have benefited from a mastopexy (breast lift) along with your breast augmentation surgery.  A breast lift consists of making an incision on the breast to remove excess skin, and then aims to move the nipple to a higher position, thus creating a tighter, uplifted appearance. Since your nipple/ areola were on the lower aspect of your breasts to begin with they will still sit in the same location with your new implants. At this point in time you are still very early in your healing process and it will take several weeks for your implants to settle and your swelling to resolve. Best wishes!

Breast augmentation - unhappy with result

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Thank you for asking about your breast augmentation.

You are early after surgery and things will improve as the implants settle in place and swelling subsides. However any surgical result will be affected by a patient's existing anatomy. Your before photos suggest that your nipples are naturally set a little wide and that your breasts are naturally separated. Surgery can not change the underlying postioning of our breasts on the chest.However as the swelling goes down, I expect you will see improvement and will be please.

Best wishes. Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Breast augmentation

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Your result looks like a very nice early result. It will continue to change for a few months. You need to know that breast augmentation typically does not change the directions of your nipples which were pointing laterally before surgery. You need to think about wearing the right bra in order to have more medial fullness. There is definitely some lifting effect that is obvious in your post op photos. Speak to your surgeon about your concerns.

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