Communicate with your surgeon
Please contact your surgeon's office and express your fears. Being scared about your early result is not uncommon, but good communication is the key to sorting through the situation. Many patients are fearful of appearing confrontational or may presume that their surgeon will ignore their concerns. We work very hard in our practice to keep communication open and encourage patients to contact us with their questions. Be persistent in your effort and you should get the information you require. If not--post back here for further suggestions.
Bottom line: 2 weeks is too early to anticipate your results, and your surgeon is the best person to address your concerns. Hope this helps.
Breast Augmentation Revision Often Causes The Breast to Look Smaller
Thank you for your question. Be sure to meet with your Plastic Surgeon and discuss your concerns.
When revising a Breast Implant pocket to make the implant drop, the pocket holding the implant is made larger. Thus the same size implant has more room or space to move around in and the breast will look smaller.
As you heal, normal wound healing most likely will cause tightening of the pocket around the implant and the breast will look fuller.
I would wait 6 months before considering revision again in my patients. Keep in contact with your surgeon and discuss your concerns.
I will assume that by "tacked it up", you are referring to the breast itself. That would explain the "boxy" appearance of your breast. This "boxiness" is a typical result of a classic breast lift procedure. If this is the case, then it could cause a tightening and slight decrease in the size of your breast. The skin should relax somewhat over time and as the implant descends it may round out the base of your breast again. At 2 weeks it is way too soon to critically assess your result. Wait it out and follow up closely with your surgeon. Good luck!
Different Size and Shape After Revision May Improve
The differences between your breasts may even out with time.
Tissues change in the months after surgery, including resolution of swelling and settling of tissues.
You owe it to yourself to discuss your concerns openly and directly with your surgeon, and follow his/her suggested time frame.
If you are still dissatisfied, get a second opinion, but give yourself 3-6 months before making any decision to have more surgery.
Revision breast augmentation will correct asymmetry.
I know this is not what you want to hear, But I am afraid you will need another operation. I don't know why your breast implants are not the same, but it looks like the right pocket needs to be lowered, and a larger implant put in.
Sometimes it is difficult to revise only one side, because of this very problem. It is however, too early for you to worry.
Breasts Appearing Smaller After Unilateral Pocket Revision
not unusual for breasts to appear smaller following unilateral pocket revision.
This is primarily the result of pocket expansion, which causes the implant
volume to be more evenly distributed and results in less projection of the
immediate post-operative period is characterized by dynamic changes which
effect the appearance of the breast for up to six months following surgery. For
this reason, we generally don’t recommend revisional surgery for at least six
months. It’s important to realize that the left breast is further along in the
healing process than the right breast. This will obviously account for some of
the differences that you see.
important that you continue the use of a superior breast compression device.
It’s also important to continue massage of the breast.
type of problem can result in significant anxiety. It’s therefore important to
discuss this issue in detail with your surgeon. If you’re not satisfied with
your surgeon’s response, it’s not unreasonable to get a second opinion.
Seeing final results takes time.
Just like after your initial surgery, it takes time for the
breasts to reach their final placement and appearance after a revision surgery.
It is understandable that you’re nervous about waiting, especially when you
ended up needing revision surgery after the initial surgery. However, there is
a reason that plastic surgeons recommend waiting at least six months before
considering revision surgery, and that’s because your body is still settling
into your final contours. Call your surgeon if you have concerns, but also
remember that you might have to just try to be patient before you see your
Breast asymmetry after revisional surgery
When a breast pocket is "tacked," there is some relaxation that is to be expected over the course of healing. As you are only 2 weeks status post surgery, it is something to watch over the course of 2-3 months as the implant relaxes and "falls." Sometimes the waiting is the hardest part. Relax and keep your scheduled appointments with your plastic surgeon so you can have him/her make comment through your healing process- and yes, you are still healing.
Dear Diva, it is extremely early to make any decisions regarding the eventual appearance of your breasts following the revision. You should wait at least three months and then have a candid discussion with your plastic surgeon about your concerns. Normally if one breast is high it can easily be lowered by a capsulotomy. However you say one breast was tacked up which sounds as if it was raised using internal sutures or a capsulorraphy. This will take some time to even out. Be patient.