Will that high upper pole/edge go down with time? (photos)
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Breast augmentation 3 weeks post-op
All the best,
3 weeks post op
you for the question. You are still in
the post operation recovery stage. It usually takes about 8-12
weeks for the wounds to heal and around 4-6 months for the implants to fully
settle so best give it more time. It would always be best to visit
your board-certified plastic surgeon and get a full assessment for your
concerns. Best of luck. Dr. Michael
in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to assess
your needs and provide true medical advice.
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Your breasts will settle into position over the next 3 to 6 months. Continue to follow your surgeons instructions and contact him or her with any concerns. Best of luck and congratulations on your surgery!
Bra is excellent
Way too early to tell
Your concern is one that is very frequently addressed. The implants will settle and fill out the lower pole of the breasts over the next 3 to 6 months.
Keep hanging in there and congratulations on your recent surgery.
- Dr. Bryson Richards
Upper Pole Settling
If after the implants settle you still feel your breast is hanging below the implant, that would indicate you need a breast lift. Give the implants some more time and then talk with your surgeon about their positioning.
Will that high upper pole/edge go down with time?
Generally speaking, breast implants will "drop" into the pocket that was created during surgery and massaging the implants downward may assist in the dropping of the implants after surgery (for those patients who want to help with the settling of the implants). The rate of breast implant "settling" may depend on factors such as size of breast implant pocket dissected, tightness of the overlying skin/muscle layers, size of breast implant utilized, and concerns such as pre-existing breast asymmetry.
Normally, it takes about 3-6 months (for some patients longer) to see the final result. It is very common for one side to settle faster than the other.
Sometimes, one or both breasts implants do not settle as planned and revisionary breast surgery becomes necessary to improve the outcome. On other occasions, if the long-term breast asymmetry is mild ( understanding that absolute symmetry is very rarely achieved), patients will need to decide whether proceeding with revisionary breast surgery is worth the potential downsides associated with additional surgery.
Again, best to follow your plastic surgeon for more specifics. Best wishes for an outcome that you will be pleased with long-term.
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