Breast Implant Height and Settling-In Period
At the Toronto Cosmetic Surgery Institute we are meticulous in our every approach during Breast Augmentation to ensure that we leave you with a beautiful, sexy breast enhancement that will transform your body image and self-esteem. However, patience is required. The appearance of your breasts immediately after surgery will likely not be that of the final, optimal result. Before the final assessment of your augmentation, it is important to wait until all healing has taken place, all swelling has gone down, and for your implants to have had time to settle down into an optimal position.
Are My Breast Implants Too High?
Following your surgery, your implants may appear to be sitting slightly too high and to have too much fullness in the upper half. This is normal and is especially true when the implants are placed below the chest muscle (pectoralis major). It takes time for the overlying muscle fibres to stretch out and to allow the implants to settle in. Furthermore, the fullness of the breasts is exaggerated immediately after surgery due to swelling that is more pronounced on top.
Your implants will settle down over the first 3 months after surgery. All implants settle in; even Implants that sit perfectly the day after surgery will likely descend over time as they settle in. Gravity is a constant force pulling down on your breast implants, and initially after your surgery while your wounds are still healing and tissues are soft, gravity will pull down on the implants. Tissues around the breast implants will also stretch out. Implants that sit a little too high right after the surgery will also descend and when they do, they will come into just the right place.