My left breast is slightly bigger than the right. Should I go with 2 different size implants or keep the same size? (Photo)
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Different implant sizes
Stuffing implants in your bra isn't very accurate.
Thank you for your clinical post and photograph. The photos taken, particularly the front on view shows the left breast to be significantly larger than the right. In these situations I would recommend you seek out consultation with a certified plastic surgeon that has a Vectra 3D breast imaging photo station in the office. The Vectra 3D takes photographs in three-dimension and allows the patient to select on different sized implants to see a very close approximation of what the final outcome will look like at 6 months. I’ve been using the Vectra 3D for 6 years and it has greatly minimized patients who are dissatisfied with the augment style and size selected. In cases of asymmetry, simply by clicking on different size breasts that are slightly large on the right side, you can often arrive at a improved balance and symmetry by selecting symmetrically sized implants.
I believe it would be in your best interest to ensure you undergo some Vectra 3D imaging and select asymmetric sizes. If you like that 500 gram range you’ll want to likely pick an implant that’s between 30 and 40 grams larger on the left side, as long as the base width is acceptable for the soft tissue breast mound that you have currently on the right side.
I hope this information has been of some assistance and best of luck.
For more information, please review the link below. Also check out the areas on Vectra 3D imaging including the television shows and video that show patients doing this kind of pre-operative breast implant selection.
R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D.
Certified Plastic Surgeon
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We cannot decide it because the photos on website have much distortion.
The surgeon can only have conviction when he inserts the sizer in the OR after every dissection procedure is complete.
So please talk with your surgeon about that thoroughly.
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Thanks for posting your question. I am happy to try and help you. It is important to remember that a board certified plastic surgeon will be your best resource when it comes to an accurate assessment of your situation, and concerns.
Having said that, thank for your height and weight and breast size estimates, they do help. There is really no way to accurately predict what size you would like without an examination. During your examination and consultation, you should try on some sample sizes and see what you are comfortable with. Then the PS can help explain with the size and current condition of your breasts.
If you have accomplished this step, then trust your plastic surgeons advice as to what would be the best size for you. They have the experience. If you are uncomfortable, go on another consultation.
Dr. Michael J. Brown
Northern Virginia Plastic Surgeon
Correcting asymmetric breasts
Dr Rodger Shortt
Oakville Plastic Surgeon
Director of Cosmetic Surgery Training &
Ass't Clinical Professor,
All the best,
Different Size Implants
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