My left breast hasn't dropped in line with the right. Should I just give this time?

Submuscular 320cc silicone implants, 28 days out. Have included before photos and I can see there is a degree of asymmetry which I'm fine with. I can tell that the left breast hasn't dropped in line with the right. Should I just give this time? The scar is differently positioned too because it hasn't dropped. I haven't noticed any dropping of the left breast in the last few weeks and the old breast crease/fold still visible. Is this or the deformation when flexing cause for concern?

Doctor Answers (3)

Breast augmentation and position

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SOme asymmetry is normal as you can see from your preop photos and the folds are not always the same. But you are only 4 weeks out, and you should give it a few more months.


Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

My left breast hasn't dropped in line with the right. Should I just give this time?

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No patient is perfectly symmetrical.  With that in mind, you are only a month out from surgery, so try to be patient as it can take 2-3 months for implants to settle and your breast to change shape.  Go see your surgeon for a follow up visit and let him/her know about your concerns.  At that time, perhaps ask about wearing a band to help the left breast drop or aggressive massaging.  It is common for breasts to contract and appear deformed when flexing but when not flexing they should go back to it's previous relaxed state.  ac

Angela Champion, MD
Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Breast implants can continue to drop and change shape for 3 months after sub-muscular breast augmentation

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You are still early in your recovery and based on your photographs my guess is that your breasts will continue to drop. 

However it is important to follow up with your plastic surgeon for advice and not rely on online advice.

Ask your plastic surgeon if massage or breast implant displacement exercises may help.

Brooke R. Seckel, MD, FACS
Boston Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

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