How long before implant will come down? (Photo)
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Give your body time to heal.
It sounds like you are in the early stages of recovering from breast augmentation. Breast implants can take up to 6 months to settle and soften. The tissue in your left breast may be stretching more quickly and allowing the breast implant to drop sooner. A burning sensation is common after breast augmentation as your nerves have been stretched and need to send out electrical impulses to re-connect with tissue. You may also notice tingling, numbness or sharp pains in your breasts as your body heals and adjusts.
Time for Implant to Come Down
I do not think they are going to come down any lower. You should consider having a breast lift.
I hope this has been helpful.
Robert D. Wilcox, MD
Breast augmentation recovery
Thank you for your question. After breast augemnation surgery your breast tissue will swell and you will look larger than you expected for the first week until the swelling settles down. This may also cause your breasts to appear uneven. It notmally takes about 4 months for the implants to drop and settle.
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Thank you for your question and photograph.
I would recommend consulting with your surgeon so they can perform a physical examination. It appears you are still early in your recovery period and while there is swelling present, the breasts may appear uneven. Over the next 6-8 weeks the swelling should begin to resolve and the breasts will start to drop into their pockets and appear more natural and symmetrical. Everyone heals at different rates and one side may heal quicker than the other. I would wait until you are at least 6 months post op to make a final judgement on the symmetry of your breasts. Best of luck in your recovery.
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
It can take 3-4 months on average for implants to descend into the pocket. You might also need a small lift as well.
How long before implant will come down?
Thank you for your question. Look like you are early in healing phase. Usually takes about 4-6 months to settle in. Please follow instructions from your PS
Breast Augmentation - Post Op Swelling?
Thank you for your question and photos. You are still early in the post-operative period. It typically takes 3 - 6 months for the swelling to subside and and implants to settle into proper position. Please discuss your concerns with your board certified plastic surgeon. Also, make sure you follow all of your plastic surgeons post-operative instructions regarding level of physical activity and use of a support bra. Hope this helps and good luck with your recovery.
Your before pictures would have been helpful. The position and the size of your nipple/areola is low and you will need to have lift. Please continue to see your surgeon for follow up.
How long before breast implant will come down?
Generally speaking it can take 3-6 months before breast implants settle into their final position. If you had a signifciant asymmetry with a smaller higher breast on the right that asymmetry may well persist. See your plastic surgeon and ask about breast implant displacement exercises.
Implants not dropping
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.