Breasts appear different shape?

32 days post op and my bobs seem to Look slightly different. One nipple seems To be lower than the other. Fleeing slightly worried, is this normal

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Breasts appear different shape?

Congratulations on having undergone the breast augmentation procedure. Generally speaking, breast implants will "drop" into the pocket that was created during surgery and massaging the implants downward may assist in the dropping of the implants after surgery (for those patients who want to help with the settling of the implants). The rate of breast implant "settling" may depend on factors such as size of breast implant pocket dissected, tightness of the overlying skin/muscle layers, and size of breast implant utilized. Normally, it takes about 3-6 months (for some patients longer) to see the final result. It is very common for one side to settle faster than the other.

Sometimes, one or both breasts implants do not settle as planned and revisionary breast surgery becomes necessary to improve the outcome. On other occasions, if the long-term breast asymmetry is mild ( understanding that absolute symmetry is very rarely achieved), patients will need to decide whether proceeding with revisionary breast surgery is worth the potential downsides associated with additional surgery.
Best wishes for an outcome that you will be very pleased with.

Breasts appear different shape?


Thank you for your question, 

Size and shape of breasts can often play a critical role in a woman’s self-esteem. Fuller and bigger breasts are often associated with reproducibility therefore it is a desired condition. There are different kinds of breast augmentation operation types. Breast augmentation can be performed either with breast implants or autologous fat transfer. There are also different types of breast implants like teardrop or round implants. These implants also can be placed under or above the muscle. As you can imagine there are several different options for breast augmentation. The best way to understand which one is more suitable for you is to get a physical examination by a plastic surgeon.

It is important for you to understand that you don’t always need a breast implant for breast augmentation. As it was also mentioned above you can also get bigger and natural breasts with Cihantimur Fat Transfer method. In this method we use own fat tissue of the patient in order to increase the size of the breast. Since this tissue is your own tissue there is no risk for any adverse effects. It is safe and fast operation that yields natural results without any incision.

Asymmetric Breast Settling


Slight asymmetries can be common while healing. Often there are differences in volume or position pre op which affect how breasts settle. I recommend that you wait at least 6 months to see your final results.

All the best

Breasts Appear Different in Shape

#Healing will continue for 2-3 months following your #Augmentation #Mastopexy procedure. There may be some swelling, bruising, malposition, color differences. Sensation will be abnormal. Scars will also be changing.
But, it can be up to one year see your final result. Your doctor may require you to move or massage the implants within the breast pockets during the #postoperative period. #Textured implants do not require breast massage. You will be informed about this at your post-operative visit.
Also, the two breasts commonly heal quite differently so #assymetry is not unusual. One breast may swell more, feel more uncomfortable, or have a different initial shape. After complete #healing, they will be more similar and natural. You must have patience, but if this causes concern, ask questions of the doctor or the nursing staff.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Breasts appear different shape?

All breasts are asymmetrical..  It is important to check your preop photos to see if there was any difference before surgery.  If you post photographs it will be helpful.

Breast Augmentation - Post Op Swelling

Thank you for your question. You are still early in the post-operative period. It typically takes 3 - 6 months for the swelling to subside and and implants to settle into proper position. The implants may swell asymmetrically, as in your case, but usually settle evenly. Please discuss your concerns with your board certified plastic surgeon. Also, make sure you follow all of your plastic surgeons post-operative instructions regarding level of physical activity and use of a support bra. Hope this helps and good luck with your recovery.

Postop Asymmetry

The number one cause of asymmetry after surgery (size, shape, nipple, etc.) is preoperative asymmetry.  Many patients are unaware that they have some differences between their breasts before surgery but do examine their breast after surgery.  If there were some differences before in the nipple position than they most likely will be present afterwards as well.

The second most common cause of asymmetry is edema(swelling).  Although both breasts were operated on at the same time by the same surgeon on the same patient there can be a surprising amount of difference in the healing process between the breasts.  If this is the cause then it will improve with time.

The best way to analyze things is look critically at the preoperative photos to see if there were differences.

Samuel Beran, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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