19 days post op Breast Lift with silicone implants under the muscle, one side is bigger than the other. Will it even out?(photo)
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Asymmetry after lollipop lift plus implants.
Without a physical examination or ultrasound, it is impossible to accurately identify a hematoma or seroma, but your marked size discrepancy makes me concerned about either of those possibilities, and antibiotics won't "cure" or solve either--you need surgical evacuation of the blood/fluid.
I am also concerned about the visibly-longer vertical limb of your lollipop lift on the left breast compared to the right. You certainly had more ptosis pre-operatively in your left breast, and this seems to have required a much longer suture line below your nipple on that side. If revisionary surgery is necessary to correct this skin brassiere problem, I would wait at least 6 months, and maybe a full year, so the "next time" it has a higher likelihood of success. And I would consider a full Wise (anchor) pattern to correct the skin excess in two dimensions instead of just one.
But your more immediate concern is whether or not there is blood or fluid in that left breast, or if your present appearance is simply a result of your surgeon's choice of breast lift pattern. Best wishes! Dr.Tholen
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It appears you have a wonderful improvement with a definite lift. One breast "appears" larger in your preop photo, so assuming you had 250cc on each side, then that size difference will remain. But the bottom line is that you are real, real early in your healing course, so give it many more months, and keep your surgeon in the loop as things settle in. All the best, "Dr. Joe"
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