When will my right breast drop? It still looks like a torpedo 3 months after breast augmentation surgery.

I am about 3 months post-breast augmentation and my right breast will not drop. It looks like a torpedo still and I do not know what to do. My doc is in Ohio.

Answers from doctors (5)


Y Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Published on Jul 10, 2019

Congrats on your surgery! Oftentimes, it can take a few months for breast implants to drop. Sometimes, one will take longer to drop than the other side, and this is very common. My recommendation would be to consult with your board-certified plastic surgeon to ensure that you are healing properly.

We wish you the best,

Y Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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Answered by Y Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Congrats on your surgery! Oftentimes, it can take a few months for breast implants to drop. Sometimes, one will take longer to drop than the other side, and this is very common. My recommendation would be to consult with your board-certified plastic surgeon to ensure that you are healing properly.

We wish you the best,

Y Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Joseph M. Perlman, M.D.

Published on Sep 21, 2018

You may be developing a capsular contracture. This is when the scar tissue forms around the implant and prevents the implant from moving in the pocket naturally. The treatment initially could include a medication that decreases scar tissue, but if this doesn't work the next step would be to actually go in and remove the scar tissue shell so that the breast is more natural-looking. There's no guarantee that the scar tissue won't reform as severely as the first time but usually it's not a problem

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Answered by Joseph M. Perlman, M.D.

You may be developing a capsular contracture. This is when the scar tissue forms around the implant and prevents the implant from moving in the pocket naturally. The treatment initially could include a medication that decreases scar tissue, but if this doesn't work the next step would be to actually go in and remove the scar tissue shell so that the breast is more natural-looking. There's no guarantee that the scar tissue won't reform as severely as the first time but usually it's not a problem

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Edward Domanskis M.D.

Published on Sep 19, 2018

An implant brings your shape forward, so if your breast looked like a torpedo before the surgery, it will look the same after unless something else is done specifically to make it better.

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Answered by Edward Domanskis M.D.

An implant brings your shape forward, so if your breast looked like a torpedo before the surgery, it will look the same after unless something else is done specifically to make it better.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Harry Glassman, M.D.

Published on Sep 12, 2018

Have you returned to see the surgeon who did your surgery? It is highly unlikely that your breast shape will change or improve substantially after three months. I would anticipate that you may need revision surgery in order to gain symmetry.

Answered by Harry Glassman, M.D. (View Profile)

Have you returned to see the surgeon who did your surgery? It is highly unlikely that your breast shape will change or improve substantially after three months. I would anticipate that you may need revision surgery in order to gain symmetry.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Asymmetry in the early postoperative phase is not uncommon. As one heals, there will be settling and resolution of swelling and bruising. I typically discourage patients from passing judgments until 3-6 months post-op.

Typically implants will "drop" in the early postoperative period. Initially, they will ride hide as there is some inherent tightness in the lower pole. Over time, the weight of the implant and downward pressure of the overlying muscle will stretch the tissue in the lower pole, allowing for downward migration and settling at a more appropriate position. This process will differ from patient to patient and even side to side.

For implants that ride high, occasionally a bandeau applying downward pressure can help the settling process. However, occasionally surgical revision and release will be necessary.

As always, discuss your concerns with a board-certified plastic surgeon (ABPS).

Answered by The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery (View Profile)

Asymmetry in the early postoperative phase is not uncommon. As one heals, there will be settling and resolution of swelling and bruising. I typically discourage patients from passing judgments until 3-6 months post-op.

Typically implants will "drop" in the early postoperative period. Initially, they will ride hide as there is some inherent tightness in the lower pole. Over time, the weight of the implant and downward pressure of the overlying muscle will stretch the tissue in the lower pole, allowing for downward migration and settling at a more appropriate position. This process will differ from patient to patient and even side to side.

For implants that ride high, occasionally a bandeau applying downward pressure can help the settling process. However, occasionally surgical revision and release will be necessary.

As always, discuss your concerns with a board-certified plastic surgeon (ABPS).

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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