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Will my Asymmetry Improve with Time?

My right breast was smaller going into surgery (about half a cup size), and unfortunately I experienced a hematoma on that side the day after my procedure.

At my post-op visits, my PS has assured me the right side will look more like the left after the scar tissue softens. He said scar tissue often peaks at 4-5 weeks post-op (sometimes longer) and after that point the right breast should start softening and dropping more. It feels as if the left side is almost a cup size bigger than the right!

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Sweling after breast augmentation.

It sounds like there may be a few things going on after your augmentation.  I assume a larger implant was placed on the right side.  Did you have silicone or saline implants?  I would wait for a while longer and then if asymmetry is not resolved, discuss a solution with your plastic surgeon.

Wishing you all the best,

Talmage J. Raine MD FACS

Champaign Plastic Surgeon
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Asymmetrical breast implants after breast hematoma

At the end of an augmentation procedure we like to see breasts which are as even and symmetrical as possible. If your have had a hematoma, still after the area has been drained and treated we would hope our result was fairly even. The rate of a capsular contracture is perhaps 25%, and scar tissue in the breast can slowly increase for a year or two, pushing the implant up higher. It is hard to tell just what the situation is though, seems early for scar or capsule, perhaps a pocket issue. Time will tell.

Best of luck,


Peter E. Johnson, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Most probably will not

Breast augmentation is to enlarge the breast and not to make them symmetrical. You improve as time passes.

Kamran Khoobehi, MD
New Orleans Plastic Surgeon
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