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Implant settling- What is it?

I have heard my friends talk about “implants settling “. What is that?

Immediately after surgery implants often seem too high. The overall shape is too round and superiorly displaced. Patients with a tight skin envelope are particularly prone to this. Surgical approaches through the axilla (armpit) are also a common cause. Tight tissues at the inferior pole of the breast and relaxed skin on the superior side cause it. The implant is pushed too high and the breast looks artificial. Within the next few weeks the tissues relax (in fact, you grow more skin) and the implants settle in the appropriate position. The final and permanent implant position shapes the breast in the desired aesthetic form.

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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.