One breast bigger than other? (Photo)
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Breast augmentation - one side is more swollen and not soft
- Please contact your plastic surgeon -
- One sided swelling should always be reported promptly after surgery -
- This may be normal swelling but a hematoma (blood clot) or seroma (fluid collection) may be possible.
Best wishes. Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Healing Isn't Always Uniform
Thank you for the photo and your question. To put it simply, the body doesn't heal symmetrically. The swelling that occurs following breast augmentation isn't always the same for both breasts. After a few days or even a couple of weeks, the healing process can occur at different rates for each breast. The asymmetry will begin to even out as the swelling dissipates and the implants settle. If you remain concerned, don't hesitate to contact your plastic surgeon to schedule a follow-up appointment.
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Assymetry After a Breast Augmentation
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.
One breast bigger than other after early BA
Josh Olson MD
One breast bigger than other?
Unevenness after Breast Augmentation
Thank you for your question. It would be difficult to advise you without seeing you in person. Asymmetric swelling can be very normal post op but if this is extreme or increasing it could also represent a problem. I recommend that you check with your Plastic Surgeon so that they can advise you.
All the best
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