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Recommended Techniques for Settling New Breast Implants?

I'm 4 weeks post breast augmentation surgery, and my doctor wants me to sleep with a workout bra pulled up above my breasts to help push them down and drop more below my nipples. The first three weeks, I was in plastic bandages to keep them up. I had 300cc silocone placed under muscle, but was told that during surgery, my doctor decided to do lift because of my skin. None of my friends have heard of this technique and their breasts settled in. Is this normal? My breasts do seem too high and my nipples too low. Are there other "techniques" for making the breasts settle the way my doctor wanted it?

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Settling Breast Implants

Thanks for your question - There are specific bandages and dressings that can be supplied by your surgeon to help put downward pressure on your breasts. Massage may also help. In all likelihood the most important factor is time. As swelling comes down and gravity does it work the position of your implants will improve. Usually by 3-6 months the breast implants have found the correct position. I hope this helps.

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