If you have spent some time searching for what happens after butt implant surgery, chances are you have already run across the terms “settle” and “drop.” These terms are used in plastic surgery to describe certain points and milestones in the healing process after butt or breast implant surgery.
While undergoing buttock implant surgery, you must be aware of where exactly the implants are being placed and which part of the butt will be enlarged as a result.
After the buttock implant procedure, the tissues encompassing the implants gradually heal and relax, letting the implants position and adjust in the intended position. While often used, the implant drop-and-settle mechanism is a lot easier to understand.
Buttock implants have a tendency to appear high right after the intervention. This occurs as a result of the post-operative swelling of the tissue and the snugness of the new pocket that houses the implant. After the procedure, these two gradually subside and the implants ultimately drop into their final position. When this happens, the final results of the surgery will become visible. In most patients, this process takes more than six months to occur.
However, the butt implants will drop and settle even if they are placed within the muscle, which is one of the popular implant placement options. With the subfascial placement, the implants drop, settle more, and experience some change in position.
In the case of intramuscular implant placement, your buttocks will appear high and right during the first month after the surgery. The buttocks will look larger than before, but the implants will be held tight by the swollen tissue. By the third month after the intervention, the lower arc of the buttocks will appear smoother and fuller, and the buttocks will achieve some definition.
At month 6, the buttocks will start showing the final results. Your buttocks will completely settle and drop by this time. The scars will be less visible and your buttocks will appear bigger, toned, and sexier. If your skin tone is loose then your implant can drop and settle even more due to the nature of the soft tissue interactions.
During the time period between the 6th month through the 12th month following the surgery, your buttocks will completely develop and display the desired outcomes. They will appear sensuous, voluptuous, and attractive. When this happens, it means the implants have completely settled