I got breast implants 5 weeks ago,I started off with a 34B, got 350 cc's filled to 405 cc's on both sides. The first 3 weeks they looked very even but then I noticed that my right breasts seemed higher then the left one but they looked the same size. Now the right is still higher then the left and it is fuller, rounder and bigger!!! I am trying not to panic as it is only 5 weeks but I am starting to worry that I am going to need a revision!! Advice would be appreciated thank you!
I Got Breast Implants 5 Weeks Ago. They Are Not Even!
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Implants Uneven at Five Weeks
- Yes your implants are a little bit uneven with the right higher but it is quite early and with massage and settling in the next few months, this may well correct itself.
- I also feel your implants are a bit large which causes the superior fullness to be more prominent.
- Give it time and followup with your surgeon.
Breast Asymmetry and Typical Recovery
Your implants seem to be positioned high but may drop with time. They also appear quite large. I try to discourage my patients from going too big because of long-term damage to your skin and soft tissues. Overtime the skin and soft tissues thin out to the point that your breasts may never feel or look right. It is important to use a precise measuring system to determine what implant size and shape is best for your exact body and tissue.
When you go beyond these then problems become more likely. You may want to consider wearing a band in the upper part of your chest to push the implants down and be patient to see what happens long term. Asymmtry is a natural part of life with our face and bodies and there is no such thing as perfect symmetry.
One technique and recovery concept that allows you to determine your best size and to improve your recovery and limit swelling is the flash recovery breast augmentation technique. This is based on a 24 hour recovery technique developed by one of my mentors Dr. Tebbetts. I termed this the flash recovery breast augmentation technique in a tongue and cheek sort of way so that my Los Angeles and Beverly Hills patients understand how quick your recovery can actually be.
Breast and symmetric healing after augmentation
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I Got Breast Implants 5 Weeks Ago. They Are Not Even!
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.
Again, best to follow your plastic surgeon for more specifics. Best wishes for an outcome that you will be pleased with long-term.
VIDEO: Preferential breast implant displacement exercises to lower a higher implant
IT is still early and I will sometimes use preferential breast implant displacement exercises on the right side performed 2-3 times as more frequently as the left side. I have attached a video but discuss this with your surgeon prior to commencing.
Assymetry after Augmentation
At 5 wks postop the left is settling faster than the right. Massage should help unless there is a muscle release issue or an early capsule problem. Time will tell.
Dont panic. Massage the implant down and let things settle over 4-6 months. I am pretty sure you'll be happy.
Breast implant, asymmetry
It is a good idea to wear a bandeau, that will apply pressure on the superior pole, you could wear only on the right side. Gentle squeezing of the implant at the superior pole can help to descend the implant by expanding the lower pole.
Breast asymmetry right after breast implant surgery
It's normal to have some asymmetry of your breasts after breast augmentation. Each breast will heal at slightly different rates and may descend or lower sooner than the other. It can take up to four months for your implants to "settle" after surgery. If you feel the difference in size or position of the implants is very noticeable than I suggest you see your plastic surgeon to make sure you don't have early signs of capsular contracture (scar tissue).
Early asymmetry after augmentation
Make sure you are not wearing a push-up bra for 8 weeks and make sure you are not over-using your right arm or doing pec exercises. All these things can pull the implant up. It is too soon to worry about a revision but work closely with your doctor about what you can do to reduce the difference such as massage.
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