Anytime you go through a major surgical procedure; there will be a healing and recovery period before you get to experience the results. Breast augmentation surgery is no different. Every woman’s body is different and, depending on the type of surgery performed, the desired outcome may not be recognizable until several months have gone by. Your patience, though, will be rewarded, and when you get to learn the facts about the settling process, you’ll have a much more thorough understanding of what your body will be going through in the months following your surgery.
Factors That Affect Breast Augmentation Settling
There are several different factors that affect how long it will take for your breast implants to take on a more settled appearance following a breast augmentation. Some of those factors include:
- The implant material used
- The implant shape
- The implant placement
During your initial consultation at MP Plastic Surgery Center, I will be able to tell you more about what you should expect based on your individual goals and when you will be able to see the final results of your breast augmentation procedure. The time frame can range from several weeks to several months.
The Dropping and Fluffing Process
You may have heard about the dropping and fluffing process as it relates to breast augmentation surgery. This is just a fancy term describing the process of your implants settling. Once your muscles begin relaxing following your surgery, the implants will drop into more of a natural position. Once this happens, the implants will fluff under the muscle and fill out the lower part of your breast. So if it seems like your implants are sitting higher on your chest than you’d like, just know the dropping and fluffing process hasn’t begun yet and you’ll start noticing a difference soon.
Your Patience Will Be Rewarded
When you’re excited about your surgery, it’s understandable to be a little impatient. However, I tell all of my patients that it will take some time to see the final results of their breast augmentation. Just like it took time or a certain change to your body for your breasts to look different, it will take time to get them back to how you want them to look. As long as you let the process run its course and follow my recommendations, you will enjoy excellent results.
At MP Plastic Surgery Center I strive to be honest and transparent with every patient I work with – whether you are here for a breast augmentation or one of the various other procedures I perform. I understand there are many misconceptions about the procedure, so I take the time to ensure you are well-informed, confident and comfortable with all of the choices you make. To learn more about this process and how we can help you, contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office.
Call (817) 529-9199.