Breast Augmentation/ Breast Implants / Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/ Silicone Implants/ Breast Implant Revision Surgery
I appreciate your question.
Right now, you are very early on in the
post op recovery period. It will take 3-6 months for you to feel comfortable
having implants in your body and for them to settle. This time allows for you
to physically and psychologically adapt to your new body image. There are many
variables that contribute to a breast augmentation's final result. Preop size
and shape, IMF location, location of the implants and type of implant. Patients
heal at different rates and each breast will sometimes heal at a different
rate. Rest, relax, recover and heal. Express your concerns to your surgeon so
he/she can examine you. Then reassess final result at 6 months.
The best way to assess and give true
advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic
surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative breast surgery.
Best of luck!
Certified Plastic Surgeon
Hills Breast and Body Institute
I am 4-5 days postop. I have 410 cc teardrop cohesive implants. Will my boobs drop and get a more natural look?
Thank you for your question and your photographs.Your photographs are certainly helpful.My advice is to wait 4 to 6 months prior to
considering a final result.That being
said, the augmentation surgery wherein the implant is placed under the muscle
results in the implant appearing high on the chest and then drops within 3
weeks to 3 months.The degree to which you
will receive a more natural look would best be discussed with your plastic
surgeon once the swelling has subsided.I
wish you the best of luck.
Thank you for your question and photos. At 4 days post op you definitely do not see anything like your finished results. There will be swelling, pressure and distortion of the implants for some time. I recommend that you hold off evaluating the breast appearance until closer to 6 months post op.
All the best
Breast Augmentation - Post Op Swelling
Thank you for your question. You are still early in the post-operative period. It typically takes 3 - 6 months for the swelling to subside and and implants to settle into proper position. The implants may swell asymmetrically, as in your case, but usually settle evenly. Please discuss your concerns with your board certified plastic surgeon. Also, make sure you follow all of your plastic surgeons post-operative instructions regarding level of physical activity and use of a support bra. Hope this helps and good luck with your recovery.
Textured anatomical implants
Implants generally look high and tight early after surgery and they "drop and fluff" over time. This settling process can take a number of months and often takes longer with form-stable anatomical (teardrop) textured implants. The breast appearance will generally look fairly reasonable within 4-6 weeks, however you will see continued improvement month by month. I find that these implants can continue to improve in their natural appearance and softness over 6-12 months. Be patient and let the implants settle at their own pace. You should be seen periodically by your surgeon, and if you have a concern about asymmetry or another issue, see your surgeon for further instructions sooner rather than later. Best of luck!
Breast augmentation - implants have not dropped after 5 days
Thank you for asking about your breast augmentation.
- It can take 3 months or even longer for some implants to drop in place.
- As your implants settle in place, they will look more natural.
Always see a Board
Certified Plastic Surgeon.
- Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Generally speaking, especially early in the
post-operative phase of healing, it is not uncommon to have one or both
implants appear to be high up by the clavicle. Although the “pocket”
may be made correctly,
the implant may
not have access to the
bottom for several reasons. If the overlying muscle or skin is
tight, this will move the implant to the path of least resistance which is up
and towards the underarm where there is little or no pressure. As the pressure
relaxes, the implant will drop down to the bottom. Smooth implants, because
their surface is slippery, may move faster downward than a textured implant
with its rough surface. Because these variables mentioned above can be
different for each side, it's not uncommon that one side will drop faster to
the bottom of the pocket than the other. Similarly, sometimes one breast will
swell more than the other or be more painful than the other early in the
postoperative phase. After the first month or two, usually things will even
out. It wouldn't be, in my practice, until four months or so has passed that I
would entertain going back to the operating room to “touch
up” the location of the
breast implant in the
pocket. Sometimes specialized
bras or straps as well
as massage and
stretching protocols may
be helpful in allowing this process to happen
more quickly. Each plastic surgeon will have different thoughts on what the
best protocol is for the patient. Your operating plastic surgeon will be your
best resource to have this information passed on to you. I recommend that you
faithfully follow up and follow the instructions of your chosen plastic
surgeon. Congratulations on your surgery, and good luck on an uneventful
I am 4-5 days post op. I have 410cc teardrop cohesive implants. Will my boobs drop and get the more natural look?
Yes. It is far too early to be concerned. implants will drop and continue to look more natural over the next three months.