Rippling or dent? 1 week post op (Photo)
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1 week post op concerns
Expectations after implant surgery
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As you know already, your breasts will have to change and settle in the coming weeks. No reasons to worry at this time.
Breast implant settling after breast augmentation
It is common to have different women's implants settle at different rates over different periods of time. They will remain high for at least a few weeks. If your pre-existing anatomy has your breast creases or breast folds at different positions, they implants will settle to different places. So your preoperative anatomy has a lot to do with a final result. So does the skill of your plastic surgeon, size of breast implants, saline and silicone settle differently, skin quality and activity levels. You are still early so give it some more time. It may take 2-4 months to really see where you are.
Dr. Michael J. Brown
Northern Virginia Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation result
It is too soon to tell what will happen.
You do have a slightly flattened release of the pectoral muscle on the Left breast.
It is likely to improve as swelling subsides.
Let your surgeon know your concern and give it at least 3 months before you judge your final result.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes
All the best,
Rippling or dent? 1 week post op
Breast Augmentation Recovery
Thanks for the post. To be honest, with this picture being a little small and the resolution not very good....I am having a really hard time seeing what you are seeing. You are right on both accounts...give it time. Your breasts will change so much over the next several months. Rippling is usually seen with saline implants and if implants are over the muscle but there is not enough breast tissue to conceal it well enough. If you had gel implants under the muscle, then the likelihood of rippling would be much lower....possible, but much lower. I would give it 3 months before you get too worried. Talk to you surgeon. Options at that point would be to change the implant and adjust the pocket etc. Or put some fat over the top to camouflage the rippling and build up more soft tissue over the implant.