After a breast augmentation many women are worried that their implants are sitting too high on their chest. This is a completely normal part of the post-surgical process. After the surgery, it usually takes about 90 days for the implants to “settle” into place. You may hear this process referred to as “dropping” or “fluffing.” But even though it is normal for breast implants to drop after breast augmentation, patients often ask us what causes this and how they can tell if theirs are normal.
One thing our patients love about working with Dr. Max is that they always know exactly what to expect next. Dr. Max is committed to total transparency and honesty with every single patient. On top of that, our patients also find his kindness and gentleness help them relax during their consultations. We want to make sure that you always have all the information you need to make an informed and confident decision. Plus, the results that our patients get are nothing short of breathtaking. Take a look at our patient gallery of Before-and-After pictures to see some of Dr. Max’s beautiful and natural-looking work. When you’re ready, give us a call at (817) 529-9199.
Dropping After Breast Augmentation
Patients that undergo a breast augmentation are usually very anxious to see their final results. But in the first week or so after the procedure many of our patients are surprised at how “high” the implants sit on their chest. As we said before, this is completely normal. It takes about 3 months for the implants to settle into place and drop. Here are a few things that can influence that process.
- Type of implant – Saline implants tend to feel harder that silicone. This means that silicone implants will feel softer and more normal sooner than saline. Also, anatomically-shaped gummy bear implants will settle faster because of how tight they fit in the breast pocket.
- Implant placement – Breast implants can be placed on top of the chest muscle or underneath it. This will have a huge impact on how quickly your implants drop after your breast augmentation. Women that get subglandular placement (over the muscle) will have to wait longer for their implants to drop. Placing the implant under the muscle means that the muscle needs time to stretch.
We should also mention that in some cases one breast implant will drop faster than the other. This is perfectly normal and in time the other breast will “catch up.”
How to Get Started with Dr. Max
We always love getting phone calls from our new potential patients. We’re more than happy to talk with you about your concerns and answer as many questions as we can. Our highly-trained staff are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet! From there, the next step is to schedule your first consultation with Dr. Max. This is one of the most exciting visits for our patients because you’ll get to discuss what your goals are for your breast augmentation. Patients will also spend a lot of time talking about your questions and Dr. Max may also perform an examination. You’ll have the chance to try on several different implant sizing bras that will help you get a better idea of which size implant will look best on you.
Get in touch with us today at (817) 529-9199 to learn more about breast augmentation.