Todd Case, M.D.
I had a breast lift and sub-muscular augmentation six months ago. I can feel the implants below my breast area, across the area where my bra is worn. Is it normal for the implants to be this low? I was sure they would be higher allowing proper fit of my bra, but my bra sits away from my body and there is no cleavage. I feel that the implants are placed too low and should be moved higher to create a more aesthetic and functional appearance. Please advise.
Being able to palpate the implants in the inferior pole (bottom) of the breasts is not unusual. Whether they are sitting too low or there is a bottoming-out appearance (pseudoptosis) would need to be evaluated and determined by your plastic surgeon. Perhaps, the lift (breast skin envelope) may need to be tightened up some more to create a perkier appearance. Raising the inframammary folds to raise the implants is a much bigger undertaking. As for the cleavage, the larger the implants or closer your breasts were to start with, the more cleavage you will typically have; the smaller the implants or farther apart the breasts are to start with, the less cleavage you will likely have following breast augmentation.