At this point you are
early in the healing process. Your implants will continue to settle and soften
with time. Follow up with your surgeon as directed.
It is too early post-op to expect your breast implants to settle. Give it time and stay in contact with your Plastic Surgeon and his/her office
It is normal to have a high, tight look one week after surgery . It can take up to three months for everything to settle and drop. Keep up your postop visits and follow your surgeon's instructions. Best wishes
It is very normal for breasts to be high and tight this soon after surgery, especially if you had very small breasts to begin with. You just recently had surgery and it is still too soon to see any noticeable results. The skin needs time to stretch to accommodate the new implants and settle into place. Most implants "drop" within 2-3 months following surgery but everyone is different and some people can take up to a year before the implants settle into their permanent position. The lower pole should fill up more after they drop. Give it time and be patient and the shape and size will improve over time. Check with your surgeon to determine their recommendations.
- 8 days after a breast augmentation is not very much time at all, as far as healing is concerned!
- It will take a few MONTHS before you see your final results.
- And yes, depending on the size of your breast skin envelope to begin with, it can take longer to see your results if you have large implants.
- With time, your implants will stretch the lower pole skin of your breasts and the implants will settle into place. The shape of your breasts will definitely change over time, and the implants will soften up as well!
- Try to be patient, and you may be very happy with your final results!
- Thanks for sharing!
Breast implants don't begin to visibly start dropping for at least 2 to 3 weeks after the surgery.They will continue to slowly settle/drop for several months. Follow the instructions that have been given to you by your doctor, be patient and enjoy your new look.
Cant tell. The photos are not clear. However it is too soon. Give this more time. Be patient.
South Shore Plastic Surgery
Please relax-it can take 8-12 weeks for implants to drop. See your plastic surgeon and ask for instructions on breast implant displacement exercisies.
Implants will drop later in most patients. Not at 8 days! With bigger breast implants and tigth skin it will take longer than average. Your plastic surgeon is the best resource as far as monitoring your progress. Congratulations and best wishes! Dr. Aldo
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 recovery.