Breast implants settling
It is very common that the breast implants placed under the muscle will be high on the chest after breast augmentation. This will result in a fullness in the upper part of the breast that typically disappears as the breast implant drops into a better position. Some women will express concern about them being under the collar bones. See examples of how the breast implant may drop over time. The amount that the breast implants will settle will depend on the plastic surgeon’s technique and the woman’s genetic makeup. Some women will carry their breast implants very high because of the tissue strengths while others implants will drop very quickly. The plastic surgeon is an important part of the process but the women’s tissue are also very important.
This is an excellent example of breast implants settling over time. Her before and after photos depict her breast at one week after breast augmentation and 6 months after. You may even note that she has even settled a bit too low. This is caused by her natural tissue quality, the weight of the breast implants and the surgery itself. She is very pleased.
Here is another set of before and after breast augmentation photos that demonstrate breast implant settling. These are another example of implant weight and patient tissues that have contributed to the implants settling a bit too low. Again, this is not a common event but it certainly can happen.
These after breast augmentation photographs were taken at the one month and one year follow up. They demonstrate a significant change in her breast shape. They may have even settled a bit too low. This settling has been stable for over 6 months according to the patient. She was pleased with her result.