Breast aug round textured sientra under (subpec) 5 weeks post op. Hate the shape, wanted more of a slope. Any advice? (Photo)
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Sientra Implants and Breast Augmentation Results at 5 Weeks
- We have noticed that our patients who undergo breast augmentation with shaped, textured Sientra implants tend to stay more swollen for a longer period of time after their operation.
- Eventually, our patients have looked great with their Sientra implants, but you will need to be patient!
- 5 weeks post-op breast augmentation with Sientra implants is still too early to see your final results.
- It will take several months before you see your final results, so try to hang in there and be patient. Some of the fullness you have in the upper pole will go down with time.
- Thanks for sharing!
Too much upper pole at 5 weeks after breast augmentation
It takes time
Massage is a different question and it depends on what is meant by massage. Gentle rubbing of the breasts after surgery (by their owner!) can help them to become less tender sooner and become "part of you" sooner- psychologists have shown that when you move into a new house it doesn't seem like you live there for 21 days. I see similar findings in my patients where, although breast implants are a happy change for most patients, it is still a change that can take some getting used to. So gentle manipulation can be a help here as well.
It was once thought that vigorous motion of the implants after surgery might decrease the risk of capsular contracture by stretching the "pocket" that they are in, but I find this to be an outdated concept as we now think that Biofilm is the cause in many if not most cases. Vigorous massage is not recommended for texturized implants in any case, because we are trying to get the tissues to adhere to the implant, not pull away.
Be patient, and have a good discussion with your surgeon. He or she is board certified if using the Sientra implants, and will help to guide and support you through this period after surgery.
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All the best.
Textured implants will drop
The round implant may or may not give you the results you desire, but it is just too early to tell. Best wishes.
Hate the shape, want more of a slope
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