When you wake up from your surgery, you won’t instantly be looking at your breast augmentation final results. You need time to heal, yes, but you also need to let your breast implants drop and fluff.
Never heard of this before? Don’t worry; it isn’t talked about all that often. However, it is an essential part of the augmentation process. Here’s what you need to know.
Directly after Surgery, Implants Look Weird
No, we aren’t going to sugarcoat this. You can expect that your implants will look downright strange in the early days after your surgery. What this means is different for each patient. They can be tight, even, sit too high and even appear square or overly round.
How your implants get to their excellent final look through the drop and fluff process. Final results take time, so expect your implants to look a bit strange until they settle.
What to Expect from Drop and Fluff Progression
Your breast skin needs to stretch to accommodate the implants, and the muscles must relax. When this happens, the implants start to shift downward on the chest into a more ideal position. This is the “drop” of drop and fluff.
Next, the implant will fill out the lower breast in the area below the nipple. This is the “fluff” stage of drop and fluff.
This process takes time. For most patients, the process starts a few days after surgery and continues for up to three months. However, by six weeks, the implants are mostly in place.
Are you curious about the drop and fluff progression? Talk to Dr. Davis about what to expect after breast augmentation. Call our office at 615-327-7407 or use our contact form to schedule your consultation.