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Houston Breast Augmentation: Implant Settling Process

Side profile of woman after Houston breast augmentation

Houston breast augmentation can help enhance the look of your breasts.

Houston breast augmentation is a great way to enhance the look of your breasts. This procedure can help breasts look fuller, larger, and shapelier. If you’re considering breast augmentation, A.K.A. a “boob job,” it’s important to understand what to expect from the process. One thing that many people aren’t aware of about is the implant settling process. This happens after your breast augmentation surgery and can actually change the look of your breasts over time. Let’s discuss the breast implant settling process and what to expect.

Implant Settling After Houston Breast Augmentation: A.K.A. the “Drop and Fluff”

When you think about breast augmentation, you likely think about the results you want. However, immediately after your Houston breast augmentation procedure, your breasts may look a little different than you might expect. Often this is due to swelling and tightness in your muscles and skin. Some women say their breasts look “high and tight” right after surgery. Don’t panic. This is actually quite normal. Over time, the implants will start to settle. This is also called the “drop and fluff” process. 

Breast implant “drop and fluff” is essentially where your body starts to get used to the implants. The implants can drop slightly lower into the breast implant pocket created by your Houston cosmetic surgeon. This can happen for the first few weeks or months after your surgery. Also, the muscles and skin in your breasts start to relax and loosen. This helps reduce the flatness you might notice immediately after your procedure. Many describe it like fluffing a pillow, which is why many people call the implant settling process the drop and fluff. 

How Long Does the Breast Implant Settling Process Look Like?

A Houston breast augmentation procedure is incredibly individualized to you. So, there is no one-size-fits all answer for results, recovery, or even the implant settling process. It’s important to talk to the surgeon about post-op instructions and expectations based on your unique circumstances. However, in most cases the implant settling process starts within a few days of your procedure and continues for up to three months. 

How quickly and how much the implants settle depends on many factors. For instance, how quickly your body heals, the size of the implants, and how tight your skin and muscles are. In some cases, the surgeon may recommend special post-op instructions like using breast bands or special garments to help encourage implant settling. However, if you haven’t noticed any settling after six weeks, you may want to reach out to the surgeon. In some cases, this can be a sign of a rare complication called capsular contracture. Our team is here to answer any questions you have before and after your Houston breast augmentation, so never hesitate to reach out. 

Experienced, Double Board Certified Houston Cosmetic Surgeon at Capriotti Cosmetic Surgery

If you’re considering cosmetic surgery, our team at Capriotti Cosmetic Surgery is here for you. Dr. Capriotti is a double board certified cosmetic surgeon with years of experience. Our team operates out of a state-of-the-art Houston cosmetic surgery center to provide quality care at affordable prices. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Capriotti today to discuss your options. 

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