Sep 3

Wrapping after Breast Augmentation Surgery

Wrapping after Breast Augmentation Surgery - Ohio

by James D. McMahan, MD

It is not uncommon after breast implant surgery for one implant to ‘drop’ faster than the other one resulting in asymmetry in the position of the implants and upper pole of the breasts.  In reality, it is not so much of a movement of the implant as it is a repositioning of the implant contents from the upper aspect of the breast to the lower aspect and the tightness of the muscle loosens over time after surgery. 

In these cases, I find it helpful to differentially wrap the breasts with an Ace wrap wound all the way around the chest; above the breast with the ‘higher’ implant and below the breast with the ‘lower’ implant.  Wearing this as much as possible and firm enough to feel some significant pressure without causing pain can significantly improve the symmetry quicker than letting the implant ‘drop’ on its own and is much for effective than massaging. 

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