My PS failed to mention that I was asymmetrical until my 25 day post op, when I asked him why my breast creases were uneven- causing my right breast to be fuller. I notice it EVERY single time I wear a U neck or V neck or Button up shirt because it veers to the right. (I am about 6 weeks now and it is becoming more and more evident) I can't wear swimwear or lingerie, without it looking very apparent. If my PS placed a larger implant on the left side would that fix the problem? Thank you!
Question about asymmetry POST-OP. And what to do to revise it? (photo)
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I tell patients if you are asymmetric going in you are 100% going to be asymmetric coming out, we can do a number of things to try and improve your asymmetry but unfortunately you cant make it perfect. I think you have a nice result and revision will not make it perfect
In your preoperative pictures, it appears that your right fold (crease) is higher than your left crease. Post operatively the assymetry is magnified with the implants.
Your surgeon may be able to lower the implant on the right or raise the fold on the left. Neither will be perfect but the asymetry will be less noticeable. A larger implant on the left side would correct the superior fullness but would make the right breast larger than the left breast.
Asymmetry after breast surgery
The commonest cause of asymmetry after breast implants, is asymmetry before implants, and that is clearly the case here. It is also common that the asymmetry is more noticeable on larger breasts.
Without an actual exam it is not really possible to offer definitive advice, but my guess would be that the best approach would be to raise the breast fold on the left side. A larger implant may make the upper poles more even, but would exaggerate the asymmetry elsewhere.
Best wishes, Dr G
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