Q&A: DO SILICONE GEL IMPLANTS DROP AND FLUFF AFTER THEY SETTLE?

"I had sientra 425cc textured shaped silicone implants done under the muscle 11 days ago. I am wondering if they are going to drop and fluff or stay the same? I’m hoping when they settle moe they will appear larger…."

 

DR. POUSTI: Do silicone gel implants drop and fluff after they settle?.

Congratulations on having undergone the breast augmentation procedure. No one will be able to predict exactly what cup size you will wear or whether the breast will look slightly smaller or slightly larger in the longer term. Variables involved include the presence of swelling currently and the disputed phenomenon called “dropping and fluffing” that occurs after several weeks. In my practice, I have seen this phenomenon occur; the breasts appear larger as the implants “settle”.

It may be helpful to you to know that many patients, shortly after breast augmentation surgery is performed, feel their breasts are “too small” or “too big”, only to be very pleased with the longer-term outcome of the procedure performed.

At this point, I would suggest continued patience and continued follow-up with your plastic surgeon. Stay emotionally even keeled during the process of physical and psychological “adaptation” to the new body image that occurs for any patient undergoing body contouring surgery.

Best wishes; hopefully you will be very pleased with the longer-term outcome of the procedure performed.

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