3 months post op breasts are slightly firm and still full in upper pole area. Should I be concerned? (photos)
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Your breast augmentation results appear to be normal for this stage.
At 3 months after your breast augmentation, your results look normal. Some upper pole fullness is not uncommon at this stage. Breast implants can take up to 6 months to fully settle as your skin and tissue stretch to accommodate the added volume. Your breast implants may begin to feel softer and drop more into the lower pole in the next 3 months. Wait until you’ve hit the 6-month mark, then re-evaluate your results and see if you still have questions or concerns. If you do, you may want to see your plastic surgeon.
3 months post op, some advices:
In this regard, it's not advisable to carry heavy weights to prevent the implant out of position, and allow the formation of the physiological capsule around the implant, also to avoid pain and breast swelling. Kind regards
Concerns of Implant not completely dropping 3 months postop
I believe your breasts are coming along really well.
Implants initially sit high up because the chest muscles and surrounding breast tissues have not become accustomed to the implant resulting in tightness. You have to allow gravity to take effect, and overtime, natural tissue expansion will allow the implants to fall into place causing your breasts to appear more natural, softer, and rounder. Once that happens, the implant will sit directly behind the breast tissue in a natural 45:55 breast ratio.
You have reached the minimum time it takes to achieve final results. However, you may benefit from waiting 3 more months (6 months total) for the final results. If the breasts still appear different at that point in time, then you may share your concerns with your surgeon and they should be able to fix the problem.
I would like to let you know that for some of my own patients the implants had not settled until 5-12 months. With persistent inward and downward breast massaging, along with pole wraps, the breasts dropped. Patience is key!
Please continue to have regular follow-ups with your surgeon to make sure your breasts are healing beautifully. Their recovery instructions should take precedence over all else you read here as they are better informed about your surgical details.
Hope this helps.
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It takes between 2-6 months for the breasts to drop and fluff so you can still expect to see changes as your implants settle.
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Breast Augmentation - Post Op Swelling
Thank you for your question. It appears that every thing is healing nicely for you . 3 months is a good mark for final post op results but some take a bit longer depending on how tight the skin envelope is to begin with. If you were relatively small to start with, it may take 6 months to really drop and soften. Best wishes in your recovery.