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Dr. Gouverne’s Top Five© Reasons Your Implants Are Not Dropping


1. Certain implant placement methods are more prone to settling issues than others. The most common reason for this problem is the sub-muscular breast augmentation. The released pecteralis muscle contracts after the surgery and pulls the implant high and out of position. Sub- glandular and intramuscular (AKA sub-fascial) placement do not cause such a degree of superior displacement. In the latter method the augmentation typically looks great after a week rather than several months with sub-muscular placements.


2. There is a mismatch between the amount of available skin and the large volume implant. The new implant gets compressed against the chest wall by the tight skin envelope. Your body will grow more skin over the next month, then the implant will feel soft and the skin wont be so tense and shiny.

3. Your own natural anatomy is atypical. The IMF-N distance may be very short and this pushes the implant high and makes the nipple look unnaturally low on the breast mount. There are several corrective methods available for this very common deformity. (IMF= infra-Mammory Fold and N=Nipple).

4. Your Fold under the breast may be very tight and placed high on your chest wall. Corrective measures may have to be taken.

5. You have a Post-Op complication especially if the high implant is on only one side. A hematoma (blood collection ) may be above your implant, or an exaggerated scarring reaction around your implant may be the cause.

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Dr. Max Gouverne, MD
Cosmetic Surgery

5642 Esplanade Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78414

Phone (361) 993-2222 Monday–Thursday:
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–12 p.m.