I’m one week post-op today and was wanting a bit more of the “fake” look with more round and upper cleavage.

I’m 5’7 and was 130 lbs. at the time of surgery. I’ve dropped 7lbs in recovery. My surgeon opted for 550cc’s HP round silicone under the muscle. I got my bandages off yesterday and I absolutely love them but I don’t feel like I have that circular upper cleavage I was hoping for. Could this just be due to swelling?

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More About Doctor Alton E. Ingram, MD

Published on Apr 20, 2021

Nope. Unfortunately, your swelling is giving you MORE of a “fake” and round upper pole. Wait til your swelling goes down, and upsize. The sooner the better, since you know what you want ... no reason in the world to wait more than three months!!

Answered by Alton E. Ingram, MD (View Profile)

Nope. Unfortunately, your swelling is giving you MORE of a “fake” and round upper pole. Wait til your swelling goes down, and upsize. The sooner the better, since you know what you want ... no reason in the world to wait more than three months!!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Joseph M. Perlman, M.D.

Published on Jun 14, 2018

It's way too early to tell. It takes about 3 months for the implants to settle in.

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Answered by Joseph M. Perlman, M.D.

It's way too early to tell. It takes about 3 months for the implants to settle in.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


At 7 days post op, you likely have significant healing ahead of you. I discourage patients from passing any judgements in the early post operative period as things will continue to evolve. If your concerns persist at 4-6 months you can discuss revision.

While it is unlikely that you will get bigger with time (as swelling subsides), you will likely note an increase in projection as lower pole tissue stretches and the implants settle.

As always, discuss your concerns with your board certified plastic surgeon (ABPS).

Answered by The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery (View Profile)

At 7 days post op, you likely have significant healing ahead of you. I discourage patients from passing any judgements in the early post operative period as things will continue to evolve. If your concerns persist at 4-6 months you can discuss revision.

While it is unlikely that you will get bigger with time (as swelling subsides), you will likely note an increase in projection as lower pole tissue stretches and the implants settle.

As always, discuss your concerns with your board certified plastic surgeon (ABPS).

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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