Getting breast implants can be an exciting and even a bit overwhelming experience. Once you’re well on your way to recovery and seeing your sexy new curves, you’ll likely have a few questions along the way. To help you find the answers, here are some of the most common questions that women ask after their breast augmentation.
Is “Riding High” Normal?
“Riding high” is the term that we often use to describe breast implants that appear to be sitting high up on your chest wall right after your procedure. During this stage, they may even feel extra firm or sore, but don’t worry, this is normal.
Because your chest muscles and breast pocket are still tight at this point, there is added pressure on your implants, which can create this “riding high” effect. The good news is that this is only temporary.
How Long Will It Take to “Drop and Fluff”?
As you recover from your breast augmentation, your implants will gradually drop and fluff, meaning that they’ll settle into place.
The “dropping and fluffing” stage can take several weeks or even months to reach, but most women are able to see their final results within 6 months after their breast augmentation.
What If My Breasts Settle Asymmetrically?
It’s not uncommon for one breast to drop and fluff sooner or more dramatically than the other. This should only be temporary as your implants continue to settle into their final position.
If, after several months, your breasts still appear to be uneven, consult your cosmetic surgeon to make sure your recovery process is still on track.