by Terrye Tebbetts
My surgery was march 24 and my implants started right under my collar bone, and have barely dropped at all!!!! I have gone to 4 post op visits and he says not to worry but reading everyone elses posts it doesnt seem to happen to others. My Dr is a VERY sought after board certified plastic surgeon here in Houston so I dont think he messed up. I massage them every hour and do the lift and drop thing every hour also!! I know I am a completely neurotic person anyways, but I am terrified they are not going to drop!!!!!! Anybody else’s implants take FOREVER to start to drop????
All of the notes in this thread are right on in encouraging you to be patient with your implants – on average, it takes 4-6 weeks before you even begin to like what you see in the upper part of the breast, three months before you can really start to figure out what new cup size you will be and 6-9 months before they start to feel like they are yours.
The real tragedy here is that you were not aware and prepared for this ahead of time. That is why we tried very hard to tell it like it is in our book, The Best Breast 2, so that patients – regardless of how many breast implant surgeons you have available to you, you will have a better idea of how to prepare and what to expect when it comes to your breast augmentation surgery.
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I have always thought that if it is a surprise to a patient….then it is a problem. Knowledge is so empowering for each of you as you decide to enter this new world of breast implants!
I hope this helps – patience is your best friend right now!
About the Author: Terrye Tebbetts is one of the most knowledgeable women in the world about breast implants, with 27 years of experience educating patients and 11 years as a patient herself. For more information about breast implants or breast augmentation Dallas surgeons, please visit www.thebestbreast.com.