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What does it mean for an implant to fluff?

What does it mean for an implant to fluff?

The process occurs when skin covering the breast stretches and the muscles begin to relax. As this happens the implant will gradually shift down and outward in a movement known as the “drop. The drop is followed by the “fluff,” which involves the implant filling out the lower breast to create volume below the nipple.

What happens when implants drop and fluff?

“Drop” and “fluff” are informal terms used to describe the natural process implants go through after breast augmentation. This happens as the breast skin stretches, the surrounding muscles relax, and inflammation subsides.

How long does it take for breast implants to fluff?

As your skin, breast tissue and muscles relax, your breast implants will settle or “drop and fluff” into their intended position. This usually takes 3 to 4 months, but can take up to 6 months if you receive larger implants or have firmer than average tissues to begin with.

How long does drop and fluff take?

On average, I’d say it takes up to three months to get your final result. Of course everyone is different and the timing of the drop and fluff can vary from person to person, and the breast shape will continue to improve to up to six months.

Why haven’t my implants dropped?

A lack of implant drop and fluff, such as the lower breast seeming empty, could indicate that pocket has hardened and started to contract around the implant, which not only affects the appearance of your breasts but may also cause breast pain.

Will my breast look bigger after they drop?

After dropping, the implants relax or “fluff” into the lower breast areas, taking on the natural teardrop shape which is more projected. The breasts begin to look larger with normal contours, taking on the appearance the patient had in mind when she started the process.

How do you know if your breast implant bottomed out?

A bottomed out breast implant is typically characterized by one or more of the following symptoms: Nipples point upward. A patient can feel the implant at the bottom of the breast. Increasing distance between the nipple and the breast crease.