Bottoming out?

Hi Doctor! I had my surgery on 3/13 (previously a 32A and did 445cc HP under the muscle), and in the last two weeks or so I've noticed that my left nipple (righty in these pictures) seems to have shifted more towards the center of my breast. For reference in the picture collage, the top photo is the beginning of June and the bottom photo is today. Did my left drop and fluff, or does this look like the beginning stages of bottoming out? I sent the photo to my plastic surgeon, and he said they look great but it's difficult to tell in photos you take of yourself due to chest muscle movement, and that I could come in for a consult if it would ease my mind.  He books out pretty far, so trying to not panic in the meantime until I can see him. Also took one of my scars -- they were never quite fully right in the crease, but again, I'm worried. Any insight/opinion would be greatly appreciated!

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  • Hi there!  I can't tell either!!!  I know this isn't what you want to hear but I really cant.  I was going to tell you the same thing, that you're holding the phone in the one so that may do it.  To try and ease your mind though, you can't do anything to help if it is bottoming out.  Meaning, I agree you look awesome, enjoy, try not to worry and if it is, it's a quick fix (despite needing a second operation) won't have a lot of down time.  Sorry you're stressed!

     

    I would be honored to see you at my office in Raleigh, NC!
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  • This looks like mine. I think it is bottoming out.  Bummer. I'm getting an appointment and facing a revision.  Any updates here from your end?

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      • pink_leaf
      • 1 mth ago
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      Courtney McLaren Huber i went to see my surgeon, and he said the implant shifted a bit but it’s too early to tell if it’s bottoming out. he told me to wear a bra as often as possible and monitor to see if any changes in the next month and a half before my 6 month appointment. i want to find out about revision options at that appointment. while the “shift” isn’t drastic, i paid all this money only 4 months ago and feel i should be 100% happy and not have this issue so i’m hoping he won’t charge me. how long ago was your surgery?

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    • cc I'm almost 6 months.  And I agree with you.  The shift that has occurred or the potential bottoming out is not just an undesired result. But it makes me feel less comfortable with my breasts.  I want to go braless with certain outfits and this makes me feel like I have to wear a sports bra or hold it up so more damage isn't done. NOT A GOOD FEELING! Please keep me updated on what you learn.  I have an appointment in a few weeks and I'll let you know what happens to me. Thanks.

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      • pink_leaf
      • 1 mth ago
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      Courtney McLaren Huber I completely agree, and wish my plastic surgeon explained that I should always be wearing a bra beforehand. keep me posted how your appointment goes, and i’ll keep you informed as well! good luck! 

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    • cc Quick question.  So if it shifted but didn't bottom out what would the revision look like?

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      • pink_leaf
      • 4 wk ago
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      Courtney McLaren Huber so we didn’t talk too in-depth about it, because he said to wait until 6 month to see if there’s any changes, but he said it would be relatively simple and involve just pushing the implant back up and putting stitches/sutures to keep it in place. i’m curious to know what that looks like price-wise though

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    • cc hi there. I’m 9DPO from getting a revision on a bottomed out breast. My implant had dropped significantly and caused my nipple to shift. I hear your pain about not being able to wear a top without a bra. It was hard even wearing a strapless bra because the weight of my bottomed out breast would pull it down. SUCKED!! 

      My original surgery was in August 2018. I got 475cc moderate plus silicone, unders, with a mini anchor breast lift.

      The revision went really well. I chose to have both breasts revised as I wasn’t happy with the original lift that was done, and felt that it was already sagging. The pain and mobility are SO much easier than the first surgery. I was able to move  and lift my arms with little to no pain. Sleeping was easier. The incisions were lollipop this time around, so less scarring. And most importantly I’m loving their current shape. They will need to drop and fluff a little bit but they’re already softer. 

      I hope everything goes well for you!! Communication with your doctor about what you want is key!! 

      <3

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