Are my breasts uneven or do I have to give it more time for dropping? Should I look into a revision now? (Photo)

I know it takes months in some cases for the final result, but I feel my right breast is higher than the left, also may be that the pocket is not quite center,it feels like the implant is to close too my armpit and it tends to look flat and wide. I am 9 weeks post op. I had a full lift with silicone implants under the muscle 397cc natrelle style 15

Doctor Answers (10)

Your 8 week result for lift with breast augmentation looks good give it more time.

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The early result looks quite good.  The asymmetry you have or not uncommon.  I  assume that you will continue to even out over the next 2-3 months.  Follow closely with your plastic surgeon.


Boston Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Early Results May Equalize After Breast Lift With Implants

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Thank you for your question.

Yes, you seem to have some early asymmetry but this can change and equalize over time depending on swelling and other factors.  I would wait at least 6 months before considering what your final results are going to look like.

Breast Lift with Implants is a good surgery but, in general, the revision rates are slightly higher compared to breast augmentation alone and breast lift alone.

To be sure, return regularly to see your surgeon or see two or more board-certified plastic surgeons in your area for a full and complete evaluation.

I hope this helps.

J. Jason Wendel, MD, FACS
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Breast Lift with Implants

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Hi GladGirls,
Yes you are early in your healing, but that is a good thing.  There is still time to modify things.  Keep your surgeon in the loop and freely share your concerns.  Overall, you look great on front view at rest!   So if your right is a little high, obtain an elastic breast band and place the band over the right side and under the left side.  Use a safety pin, pinned to your bra strap, on the right to keep the band high enough to "remind" the right implant to keep dropping.  Also, give it more time overall.  All the best, "Dr. Joe"

Joe Gryskiewicz, MD, FACS
Minneapolis Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

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Thank you for your pictures. Your augmentation mastopexy a natural state looks very good. They assume a little bit of odds shape when severely compressed. That can be normal. But she do not walk around and pressed compressed so I would not worry about that shape.

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Too Early To Tell

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It is too early to tell your final result.  Give it 3-6 months.  Some asymmetry is bound to exist, discuss your concerns with your surgeon. Overall, your results appear quite good.  Good Luck, 

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Breast asymemtry?

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At 9 weeks after surgery, you are still healing. Your breasts look very nice. Remember no two breasts are exactly the same.

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Asymmetry 9 weeks post-op breast lift plus implants is entirely normal.

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Thanks for the photos showing your progress. 9 weeks SEEMS like you are well into your healing, but actually, it takes a full 6-12 months to reach your "final" result. Even if you had major asymmetry that might seem unlikely to even out, it is much too early to be thinking about revision at this stage. Much has yet to change.

There are some things that can be done to help encourage healing to occur along desired patterns, so keep in close contact with your surgeon and follow his/her advice regarding displacement exercises, elastic bandeau use, and/or bra support.

Most asymmetries will improve over time, but absolute symmetry is an unrealistic expectation. But be patient with the process, and the time it takes to achieve your "final" result before asking about revision. Appreciate your surgeon's efforts thus far--you have an excellent result, and perfection is an elusive goal for ALL of us. Best wishes!~ Dr. Tholen

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Nice results

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You have very nice results so far.  Also please understand that small asymmetries will always be present no matter how exacting the surgery.  In your case, I do not believe these asymmetries will warrant any further procedures.  

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Are my breasts uneven or do I have to give it more time for dropping? Should I look into a revision now?

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It takes months to completely heal after these procedures. Always good thing to follow up with your surgeon/ their office when you have any concerns or questions

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Should I look into a revision now.

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Revision after nine weeks should be the last thing on your mind. It may take several months to have the implants settle in, especially after a lift. It is hard to be patient, but it is the only thing to do right now.

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