Have my implants settled too high? (photos)
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Post op concerns
The final appearance, shape, and movement are not exactly the same as normal breasts. The surgically enlarged breasts do not move in the same way as normal breasts. They tend to be firmer. The contours are usually somewhat different than normal breasts. In some patients these discrepancies may be rather noticeable. Although every effort is made to place the implants symmetrically, complete symmetry is rarely achieved. Immediately after surgery, the breasts are swollen and firmer. The final shape and size is approximated after 2 to 3 months, but up to one year may be required for the end result.
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Have my implants settled too high?
You are very early in the recovery process and your breast implants will likely continue to settle for many months. Normally, it takes about 3-6 months (for some patients longer) to see the final result. It is very common for one side to settle faster than the other.
Sometimes, one or both breasts implants do not settle as planned and revisionary breast surgery becomes necessary to improve the outcome. On other occasions, if the long-term breast asymmetry is mild ( understanding that absolute symmetry is very rarely achieved), patients will need to decide whether proceeding with revisionary breast surgery is worth the potential downsides associated with additional surgery.
Again, best to follow your plastic surgeon for more specifics. Best wishes for an outcome that you will be pleased with long-term.
Best wishes for an outcome you will be very pleased with.
Dr. Ravi Somayazula
Implants need to settle
Try not to worry. It is still early in your recovery. Breasts can take 3 - 6 months to soften and drop into position. Continue to follow your surgeons instructions and contact him or her with any concerns. Best of luck.
Too early to evaluation your outcome
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