Is there anything I can do to help my right implant descent? (Photo)
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1 month post op, some advices:
Thanks for the question
In my practice, after performing a BA I recommend to my patients to limit the movement of the arms for two weeks. After that, you can move your arms taking care and always with common sense. In this regard, it's not advisable to carry heavy weights to prevent the implant out of position, and allow the formation of the physiological capsule around the implant, also to avoid pain and breast swelling.
Mommy make-over - one implant won't come down
Thank you for asking about your mommy make-over.
- Your concern is understandable -
- Implants under the muscle always cause this concern
- One side always moves down first.
- And a small number of implants do no a revision to get them in place.
- My patients have found it helpful to go braless - gravity pulls the implant down.
- Ask your surgeon if you should try this - and if not, ask what he does recommend for you.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Breast Augmentation - Post Op Swelling?
Thank you for your question. 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.
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