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Why do my breast implants sit high?
After surgery, smooth, round silicone and saline breast implants are temporarily flattened by the tight pectoralis muscle, which causes the implants to rise into a higher position on the chest wall. The implants will stay in an elevated position until the pectoralis muscles are allowed to relax.
Why does my breast implant move around?
If the implant shifts or becomes loose, it can sit too high, too low, or off to the side. This may occur months or years after the initial procedure. Breast implant displacement is sometimes caused by heavy implants. Capsular contracture is the tightening or hardening of the scar tissue around the implant.
Where is the best place to place breast implants?
Generally, if you have minimal breast tissue and want larger implants, under the muscle placement will provide the best results as your pectoralis major muscles will help hide any possible rippling in your implants.
Should breast implants be above or below the muscle?
Over the Muscle Placement Placing implants over the chest muscle is a slightly easier procedure with a slightly shorter recovery. Women who have implants placed over the muscle tend to have less post-operative discomfort because the chest muscle is not manipulated during surgery.
Will my implants move closer together as they drop and fluff?
They will not drop closer together as you heal. The placement of the implants and your natural cleavage is based on your anatomy pre-op. They will, however, become softer as you heal and you will be able to push them together to form the look of the cleavage you desire.
How do you make implants drop faster?
You’ll notice the first signs of implant drop after a few days, and this process can be moved along by using a breast band and massaging your implants to promote faster dropping. (Silicone gels and sheeting may minimize your scarring as well.)
Can boob implants move?
Implants moving after a breast augmentation or after a replacement surgery for old implants, is absolutely normal. And how much you feel that movement varies widely from person to person. Some people stop feeling their implants after 6, 8 weeks. But movement of implants is a necessary thing because breasts move.
Is it normal for your implant to move?
Providers, patients need to be alert to signs of movement Implant migration is defined as movement of the 4 cm long device at least 2 cm beyond the site of insertion. The device most frequently only moves a short distance, but if it moves toward the hand, it could potentially cause carpal tunnel symptoms.
When can I go braless after a breast augmentation?
It is essential for easy and quicker recovery after breast lift and augmentation for the breasts not to move and promote good healing. Most patients can go braless after about six weeks, but it should be on special occasions and not daily to maintain optimal results.
Should you always wear a bra with breast implants?
While your breasts will be firmer and sit higher after a breast augmentation, it is still recommended that you wear a bra after surgery to prevent a gradual shift in your implants over time. Avoid wearing underwire bras for at least 8 weeks after your surgery to avoid irritating sutures and scar tissue.
How can you prevent capsular contracture?
Massage: Gently massaging the breasts while they heal from breast augmentation surgery may help to prevent capsular contracture by encouraging the breast tissue to remain pliable.
Is it OK to go braless after implants?
Generally speaking, you shouldn’t consider going braless for at least six weeks after breast augmentation. Your breasts need to be thoroughly supported during this time to ensure optimal healing. After six weeks, you may occasionally go braless, but try to keep this to special occasions, and don’t make it a habit.