Every woman’s body reacts to surgical procedures in different ways. So it is a possibility that during the recovery phase following your breast augmentation, you may be surprised to experience a few unexpected, peculiar situations. However, the vast majority of my breast augmentation patients in Fort Worth can expect a timely, predictable recovery and are not likely to experience any complications during and after their surgery at MP Plastic Surgery Center. This is especially true when you work with Dr. Max. He is a board-certified and experienced plastic surgeon that has successfully performed many breast augmentations.
It is still important to be aware of what you can expect and what potential changes your body will go through during and after your breast augmentation. For example, one common healing observation you may experience is your nipples pointing downward. This could be a cause for concern if you are not aware that it is completely normal and simply part of the healing process.
How Long After Surgery Will My Nipples Point Down?
Breast augmentation patients in Fort Worth can expect their nipples to point downward for three or four weeks after surgery. This is how long it generally takes your new implants to settle in, so your nipples will correct themselves naturally soon after surgery. However, it is important to note that if your implants have settled and your nipples are still pointing downward after six weeks or so, then you may need to visit our practice so that Dr. Max can assess the situation.
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How Long Will My Breast Implants Take to Settle?
The settling process following breast augmentation surgery is often referred to as dropping and fluffing. After your procedure is complete, you will notice the implants are sitting higher than you would probably like. This is completely normal since there is some pressure applied to the implant when it is inserted behind the muscle wall.
As your muscles start relaxing, the implant will slowly drop into more of the natural position you expected. The reason your nipples point downward during the process is due to pressure applied to the implant as it sits higher on the chest, and it also explains why the nipple returns to normal as the implant drops.
Dr. Max In Fort Worth Can Help You With Every Aspect of Breast Augmentation
An extremely small percentage of women in Fort Worth have to Dr. Max, other than for a routine checkup, following a breast augmentation procedure. Since he will give you a comprehensive recovery plan, including things you need to look out for, nothing should surprise you. However, if you notice anything out of the norm from what he has told you to expect, it never hurts to give him a quick call.
At MP Plastic Surgery Center, we want to ensure all of our patients in Fort Worth know exactly what to expect before, during, and after their breast augmentation. We understand changes in your body are out of the norm, but we will help you to restore normalcy and give you peace of mind.
To learn more about the breast augmentation procedure and how Dr. Max can help you, contact us today to schedule a consultation by calling (817) 529-9199.