My implants are still firm. How long does it take they are getting softer?
Doctor Answers 5
You've probably fully settled in.
If you have noticed a progressive tightening in the breasts rather than a gradual softening, then you may have a capsular contracture. Most surgeons would advise treating more severe cases with a surgical release, so you should definitely have your surgeon examine you if you feel this to be the case.
On the other hand, if your breasts went through a slow softening and have now stabilized, you've probably reached your maximal point of settling and are less likely to have a contracture.
Fortunately, you used the softest of the shaped implants. So for that style of implant, you have experienced the most natural feel possible.
As always, I'd consult with your surgeon and get his or her opinion about what is going on. If you do NOT have a contracture, they may recommend a size change (go smaller) or shift you to a round silicone implant (generally softer feeling). More likely, they will suggest that you spend more time getting accustomed to the implants, and you should find that you are happier with them as time goes on.
Best of luck.
Softening of Sientra breast implants
Have your plastic surgeon examine your results. He is best equipped to let you know whether you have the normal amount of fullness which would be expected or have a capsular contracture producing unnaturally firm breasts.
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