Day 2 Post op. Boobs look like footballs. What should I expect for final results? (Photo)

I had BA two days ago, submuscular with Mentor smooth, moderate plus profile implants. 325 ccs both sides. My doctor did liposuction to help create a bit of a lift because my nipples are low. I am 40, have two kids, breastfed for over a year. I am thin and had a small B before surgery. Dr. said I didn't need a lift and that the lipo would make them appear lifted. Should I have gotten a lift? What should I expect my breasts to look like and how soon will they start looking like normal breasts?

Doctor Answers 5

Day 2 Post op. Boobs look like footballs. What should I expect for final results?

Lipo where? Appears might need a secondary lift after 3 months of implant setting. Before photos would help!

Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Implants/Breast Augmentation/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. Please Express your concerns to your surgeon so he/she can examine you at this time. 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!

Dr. Schwartz

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon



Jaime S. Schwartz, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

POst after breast augmentation final results

It is too early to say, but I do not believe liposuction is not an acceptable alternative to a breast lift. If you needed a breast lift before the implants, you will most likely still need one after the implants unless the amount of lifting is minimal. However, I agree you should wait and see for three months to allow the implants to settle and then make a decision. It is still really early and hard to tell at this time so I would try to be patient and wait and see. Right after surgery the implants are usually high and tends to settle for a few months.  

W. John Bull, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Day 2 Post op. Boobs look like footballs. What should I expect for final results?

Congratulations on having undergone the breast augmentation procedure. It is much too early to evaluate the outcome of the procedure performed. This is best done several months from now.   At this point, I would suggest: patience and close follow up  with your plastic surgeon.  Please see my previous response to your previous post regarding breast implants settling concerns.

Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1,504 reviews

Day 2 Post op. Boobs look like footballs. What should I expect for final results? (Photo)

It's too early to know at this point. There is still a lot of swelling this early. If you are really concerned then book a follow up with your surgeon so they can reassure you. Best of luck!  

Mathew A. Plant, MD, FRCSC
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

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