Q&A: WHEN DO BREAST IMPLANTS “DROP” OR “FALL” INTO PLACE?

"I just came back from my 1 week check up, and my breast implants have not yet dropped. They are so high that they are not even covering my regular breasts. Doctor says that I have to massage them and they will drop. Is this right? I was so flat-chested that now I seem so big or swollen on top, by my chest bone, and small elsewhere. When do they start falling into place?"

 

DR. POUSTI: Thank you for the question; congratulations on having undergone the breast augmentation procedure. As you know, is much too early to evaluate the outcome of the procedure performed. It is most likely that you will find that you will not have “forever high breasts”. Generally speaking, when breast augmentation is performed a “pocket” is created. Depending on the size and position of the breast implant pockets dissected, as well as the size of the breast implant used, it may take some time for the breast implants to “settle” into the dissected pocket. This process may be referred to as “dropping and fluffing”. It may require 3 to 6 months to occur. At this point, although easier said than done, I would suggest ongoing patience; you will find that time and patience will be your “best friends” over the next several weeks/months.

Best wishes.

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