Will my breast look bigger after they drop and fluff? (Photo)
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Just after surgery one day, you can expect...
The size of your breasts shouldn’t change as you heal.
Size doesn't increase with settling
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- As you are only one day out from your breast augmentation, you aren't close to seeing your final results yet.
- With time, your implants will settle into place. Currently, your breast implants are riding high, so your breast shape looks a bit odd. That is very common right after a breast augmentation!
- As time goes by, and your implants settle into place, you will likely be very happy with your results.
- Thanks for sharing!
Drop and fluff
Will my breast look bigger after they drop and fluff?
You should be aware that a significant percentage of patients at your stage of recovery will feel that they are too big or (more commonly) too small. I routinely ask my patients to wait at least 3-6 months before evaluating the end results of the breast augmentation surgery. This waiting time allows patients to (usually) physically and psychologically adapt to the new body image.
There are both physiological and “psychological” reasons to wait on having revisionary surgery. From the physiological standpoint, it takes many months ( and even up to one year) to see the final results of surgery. factors such as swelling, tissue contraction, skin redraping, implant shifting etc. come into play.
From the psychological standpoint, patients undergo an “adaptation period" during which time they get used to the changes that the surgical procedure has brought about. Severe emotional swings can also occur after any type of surgical procedure.
In my opinion, the "drop and fluff” phenomenon does hold some validity; as breast implants “settle”, many patients feel that their breasts actually look larger. Although online consultants cannot predict whether or not you will be pleased with the long-term outlook, of the procedure performed, it is safe to predict that the breasts will change.
In your case, I would suggest continued patience. Continue to follow-up with your plastic surgeon.
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