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Breasts Uneven 1 1/2 Years After Pocket Revision!
- updated 3 years ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $3,700
- Birmingham, AL
I had implants to gain a more feminine appearance...
- 21 Jul 2009
I had implants to gain a more feminine appearance.
Pros- larger breasts. I am completely happy with their new size.
Cons- My breasts are now uneven!
April 2007- Breast augmentation, saline unders, 225 cc filled to 250 each breast.
October 2007- Right breast pocket revision.
Before augmentation, my breasts were symmetrical, except the right one was very slightly larger. This difference was not visibly noticeable.
Seven months after receiving my implants, the right one was situated much higher on my chest than the left, causing anxiety and embarrassment, as it was quite noticeable when I wore a bikini or low-cut top. When I went to my surgeon about this, he said the culprit was probably that my right chest muscle was more developed, or larger, than the left (I am right-handed, if this matters.), and also that I have slightly more breast tissue in the right one. I can confirm this, as I was aware of it myself, long before surgery. The surgeon offered to lower the right pocket for no charge, which he did. But it never "caught up" to the left.
The left implant has more space to move than the right. When I raise my arms at shoulder level and higher, they appear even. I wonder whether he made the left pocket too large. Can this asymmetry indeed be from the anatomical differences observed by both me and my surgeon? Should he have been able to fix the asymmetry during the pocket revision, since he knew about the anatomical differences?
I have had to learn to live with the difference in my breasts, which I now assume is the price I had to pay to have larger breasts. (I was an A cup, now a C).
I am not interested in a second revision to the right breast, as I'd hoped the revision I had would fix the problem. After healing from the revision, I was disappointed to see they were still uneven.
Overall, I am satisfied with my surgeon, or at least I want to be. During my last appointment, a year ago, he didn't act like he noticed the difference in the two breasts, even when I pointed it out.
If I built up the left chest muscle, would this help support the implant better? Is it possible to get a more even appearance, after all this time has passed, simply by developing that left muscle more? Thank you!