19 days post op Breast Lift with silicone implants under the muscle, one side is bigger than the other. Will it even out?(photo)
Doctor Answers 10
Post-Operative Asymmetry Following Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift
Although your pictures are helpful, determining the exact cause of this asymmetry is difficult without a physical examination and further studies. Under these circumstances, it's important to rule out seroma formation or hematoma formation. This may require radiographic studies or ultrasonic studies to determine the causation.
Hematomas require re-operative surgery to control bleeding and evacuate residual blood within the breast pocket. It's important to recognize and treat hematomas following this type of procedure promptly to avoid secondary complications. Untreated, hematomas can result in significant capsular contractures. They can also result in the development of infection and the loss of breast implants. In light of your concern, it's important to seek consultation with your plastic surgeon.
Asymmetry after lollipop lift plus implants.
Without a physical examination or ultrasound, it is impossible to accurately identify a hematoma or seroma, but your marked size discrepancy makes me concerned about either of those possibilities, and antibiotics won't "cure" or solve either--you need surgical evacuation of the blood/fluid.
I am also concerned about the visibly-longer vertical limb of your lollipop lift on the left breast compared to the right. You certainly had more ptosis pre-operatively in your left breast, and this seems to have required a much longer suture line below your nipple on that side. If revisionary surgery is necessary to correct this skin brassiere problem, I would wait at least 6 months, and maybe a full year, so the "next time" it has a higher likelihood of success. And I would consider a full Wise (anchor) pattern to correct the skin excess in two dimensions instead of just one.
But your more immediate concern is whether or not there is blood or fluid in that left breast, or if your present appearance is simply a result of your surgeon's choice of breast lift pattern. Best wishes! Dr.Tholen
Asymmetry after breast lift with augmentation
For more information on breast lift with augmentation please read the following link:
You might also like...
Breast lift with implants
It appears you have a wonderful improvement with a definite lift. One breast "appears" larger in your preop photo, so assuming you had 250cc on each side, then that size difference will remain. But the bottom line is that you are real, real early in your healing course, so give it many more months, and keep your surgeon in the loop as things settle in. All the best, "Dr. Joe"
3 weeks post op breast lift with one much larger breast. Will they even out?
In either case, if you continue to simply watch and wait to see improvement with no treatment of any kind, then you are at great risk for having additional problems such as a capsule contracture of the left breast, or mandatory removal or replacement of the left breast implant..
Asymmetry after augmentation and lift
19 days post op Breast Lift with silicone implants under the muscle, one side is bigger than the other. Will it even out?
Changes after mastopexy and augmentation.
Generally, it takes several months to see the final results following mastopexy and implants.
Breast lif with implants
Breast Lift with Silicone implants under the muscle
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.