Getting breast augmentation is not only a financial investment, but it is also an investment into your health and wellness, as well as a commitment to change your silhouette. Many women have researched breast augmentation surgery and have discovered that your breast implants will initially sit higher up on your body until they drop – usually within about 4 to 6 weeks after your surgery. But, if you get a breast augmentation, how do you know if your implants are dropping normally? Read on to learn more.
Your Breast Augmentation Results Will Not Be Your Final Results
Any time your body undergoes surgery, there will be swelling. This is one of the reasons why your initial breast augmentation results will appear tight, swollen, and higher. This is because the breast implants need to settle into the breast pocket – the “envelope” of tissue that Dr. Sauerhammer will create to hold your breast implants in place.
As you recover from your breast augmentation surgery, the swelling and tightness in your chest will subside. Your breast implants will gently and subtly begin to move down, dropping in a final, more natural-looking position. To promote this process, Dr. Sauerhammer provides you with a series of instructions that you must follow. These instructions include wearing your compression garment as you are initially healing in order to reduce swelling, and once you have healed enough, performing daily breast massages by moving your breasts up, down, in, and out. These breast massages will encourage the implants to move around in the breast pocket, thus helping them to quickly settle into their final position.
How Long Will It Take for Me to See My Final Breast Augmentation Results?
It is important for breast augmentation patients to realize that breast implants drop subtly. You will not wake up one morning with magically dropped breast implants that are in their final, natural-looking position. Rather, this transition will take approximately 4 to 6 weeks to occur. In the meantime, do not be concerned if your breasts look asymmetrical during this dropping time period. Each implant and each breast operates on its own timetable, so you may temporarily have uneven breasts, which should eventually become symmetrical once your implants have dropped.
How Can I Learn More About Breast Augmentation Surgery?
In addition to choosing your ideal breast size, you also need to choose a breast implant shape and profile, decide between silicone and saline implants and choose which breast augmentation incision you would like. It is difficult to make these decisions alone without the consultation of an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Sauerhammer. For this reason, it is important to find a doctor that explains the breast augmentation procedure in detail and answers all of your questions during the initial consultation.
If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation surgery, we recommend you reach out to Dr. Sauerhammer today and schedule a consultation with her at (920) 380-9890.