How should breast implants look right after surgery?

breast implants during surgery and one day after

The first photo was taken during breast augmentation surgery. You can see that her new breast implants look good right away… they don’t look as good as they will once they are healed, but they still look symmetric, attractive, and much better than what she has to start with. They are sitting slightly high on her chest because the skin hasn’t even started to stretch, but overall they look nice.

The second photo was taken the day after surgery. She is  more swollen, and the implants haven’t settled or dropped at all yet (in fact, they actually look a little higher because of the additional swelling), but they still look attractive and symmetric. She can easily imagine what they will look like after they are healed without having to envision any dramatic changes.

If your new breast implants look so bad to you that you are having a hard time envisioning that they will ever look good no matter how much stretching and settling occurs, then there might be a problem. You should speak with your surgeon right away if you feel this way after your procedure.

Keep reading to learn more about how new breast implants continue to look better and better over the course of 2-3 months after surgery…

New breast implants will sit slightly higher on the chest, and may have a slight cone shape to them right after surgery, but it should not look like a dramatic change would be necessary for them to look good. New implants will be firm and stiff, and you may not notice much cleavage because of the swelling, but overall they should be attractive enough for your to be excited about how they will look once they are fully healed.

Most of my breast augmentation patients feel that their implants have settled about 2-3 months after surgery. Here are a few photos to help you get the idea of what the settling and stretching process should look like. Obviously this process occurs a little differently for everyone, but these photos  should help you get the gist of how new breast implants stretch, settle, and drop.

breast implants 2 weeks after surgery, breast implants drop after surgerybreast implants settle 2-3 months after surgery

If you have any questions about the settling process for new breast implants, or if you are concerned that your new implants aren’t dropping properly, feel free to give our office a call or text at 917-703-7069, or send us a message through our website by clicking here.

Nicholas Vendemia, M.D.
Plastic Surgeon New York

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Filed under Breast Augmentation, Breast Augmentation Revision, Breast Implants

2 responses to “How should breast implants look right after surgery?

  1. When its saggy it looks more natural.

  2. I appreciate the information on how breast implants should look after surgery. I had no idea that if you waited a few days they would look even better, I thought it was set right after the surgery. My cousin is looking into getting breast augmentation surgery, I will be sure to share these tips with her.

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