Should I worry about bottoming out again after having a capsulorrhaphy?

I had a capsulorrhaphy due to severe bottoming out after a lift with implants. My implants are still small and unders. I don't want them to drop, because now at 2 weeks post-op, they look normal. My right breast cannot take more dropping without looking bottomed out again. The left a/n are a little too low now, but I can handle that.

I'm wearing a sports bra 24/7. Can I expect my breast to stay this way? I'm paranoid about my right breast dropping any more. Thank you!

Answers from doctors (4)


More About Doctor David J. Levens, MD

Published on Feb 10, 2017

Capsulorraphy is a good procedure to correct "bottoming out" or inferior malposition of implants. Important considerations are waiting long enough after the initial surgery for the capsular tissue to be strong enough to hold the repair. Often permanent sutures are utilized, and it is important to wait at least 6 weeks after capsulorraphy to resume full activities to allow the repair to heal and lessen potential recurrence.

Answered by David J. Levens, MD (View Profile)

Capsulorraphy is a good procedure to correct "bottoming out" or inferior malposition of implants. Important considerations are waiting long enough after the initial surgery for the capsular tissue to be strong enough to hold the repair. Often permanent sutures are utilized, and it is important to wait at least 6 weeks after capsulorraphy to resume full activities to allow the repair to heal and lessen potential recurrence.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Edward Domanskis M.D.

Published on Jan 19, 2017

Unfortunately, breasts do drop because they are an appendage and they are weighty. The heavier the weight, the more they will drop. I do use various means to try and keep them up like with my internal bra technique.

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Answered by Edward Domanskis M.D.

Unfortunately, breasts do drop because they are an appendage and they are weighty. The heavier the weight, the more they will drop. I do use various means to try and keep them up like with my internal bra technique.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Robert Kearney, MD

Published on Jan 19, 2017

In most cases you can expect them to stay as they are. The low NAC is because you raised the fold of the breast. It takes six weeks to form a good solid scar on the inside, so be careful for the next six weeks and you should be OK.

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Answered by Robert Kearney, MD

In most cases you can expect them to stay as they are. The low NAC is because you raised the fold of the breast. It takes six weeks to form a good solid scar on the inside, so be careful for the next six weeks and you should be OK.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Stephen Greenberg, MD

Published on Jan 19, 2017

Thanks you for your question.

Without a physical exam it is difficult to provide you with any recommendation or expectation for the future. According to scientific literature, implants can take 3-4 months to settle into position. With that said, seeing as how this is not your primary augmentation and rather this is secondary and in conjunction with a capsulorrhaphy, the time frame in which we would expect your implants to settle may be different.

I would recommend following up with your operating surgeon at your earliest convenience for an evaluation. Wearing a light weight compression sports bra should help to hold the implants in their proper position, but you should have your concerns evaluated by your operating surgeon. I wish you the best on your recovery!

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Answered by Stephen Greenberg, MD

Thanks you for your question.

Without a physical exam it is difficult to provide you with any recommendation or expectation for the future. According to scientific literature, implants can take 3-4 months to settle into position. With that said, seeing as how this is not your primary augmentation and rather this is secondary and in conjunction with a capsulorrhaphy, the time frame in which we would expect your implants to settle may be different.

I would recommend following up with your operating surgeon at your earliest convenience for an evaluation. Wearing a light weight compression sports bra should help to hold the implants in their proper position, but you should have your concerns evaluated by your operating surgeon. I wish you the best on your recovery!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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