Need drop and fluff pictures please

Ok so I sorta freaking out right now I'm 3 days shy of 6 weeks post op. And I'm not even like my right breast us so low and my left looks amazing and what I imagined my breasts to look like.. is something going wrong? Is this normal for drop and fluff? Please if you gave pictures and or have experienced this please comment. Did you need a revision? 415cc gel implants under the muscle.

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  • It looks like you’ve had one drop great and the other is just hanging high. Have you tried massaging the high one and putting light pressure pushing it down? Have you asked your plastic surgeon? A compression band might help too to speed it up. 

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      • ndorin
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      • 4 mths ago
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      Heather D I wore a compression band the first two weeks then my surgeon took it and told me I no longer needed it. I'm going back on the 25. Thank you so much for commenting! 

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  • Give this more time.  Don't even start to worry until 12 weeks post op.  It may take up to a year to see your final result.  I agree with Heather D , do some asymmetric massage, focusing on the left side.  It looks like you may have some asymmetric muscle spasm which would account for the left side riding higher.  (I'm also confused by sidedness in mirror images so in this case left=higher one)πŸ˜‰

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      • ndorin
      • ndorin
      • 4 mths ago
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      Dr. Roughton Thank you so much for replying! I will start doing asymmetric massage. Yes my left is the higher one if I'm looking down. Thank you for easing my mind :)

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      • ndorin
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      • 4 mths ago
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      Dr. Roughton Can you please direct me to how to do asymmetric massage? 

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    • ndorin I made it sound very doctor complicated. Just press on the high one more. Easier to do while lying down. Can also wear that breast band above just the one breast which can speed it up. Strap it diagonally. Good luck!

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      • ndorin
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      Dr. Roughton Thank you again so much, I really appreciate it. 

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      • Cheryl
      • 3 wk ago
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      Dr. Michelle Roughton how much change can occur in the 7-12 mo PO stage?  I am 34 DD now but sine days feel like there’s changing going on and my bra feels too small again if that makes sense.  My left is a little more dropped and fluffed but hubby says they seem even to him ... let’s face it his bust chanting baby has Double Ds so he might not be the most objective either.  I  a dude sleeper so we switched sides of the bed so I am not always sleeping on my left anymore thinking that might encourage righty a little too.

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    • Cheryl I think I understand your question.  there are more subtle changes all the time up to and beyond a year.  You may be having some intermittent breast swelling related to your menstrual cycle, unlikely the implants themselves are creating a lot of change in your bra size this far out.  the shape does tend to continue to soften for a year though.  Yes try changing your sleeping position to see if you can improve symmetry--good idea.

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    • Dr. Michelle Roughton How do you tell if an implant is just sitting high because it's still in the process of dropping/fluffing vs. capsular contracture? Thx in advance!

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    • azn_sensat10n Your body makes a capsule around the implant (and any foreign body that's implanted--think pacemaker or new joint).  That takes at least 6 weeks to set up.  Therefore I can't think of a situation where you'd be able to have capsular contracture before six weeks.  

      If your implant used to be low and has over time become higher, firmer, and tender, then that's a good sign it may be cap con.  

      Although there are exceptions, if by 9-12 months you still have significant asymmetry it may be more that the pocket needs adjustment than it is capsular contracture.  Especially if it never came down.  However, if you had better symmetry and then there was a change, I consider that to be more likely to be cap con.  Hope this helps!

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