10 days post op. Noticeably difference in size between the left and right breast. (photos)
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It is really to early to make an assessment. 10 days is too early to worry about the changes you are experiencing. Remember every surgery that is done, whether a gallbladder removal or breast augmentation, is a calculated trauma. Your body doesn't know whether it got mugged or it has surgery. Your body is going to do what it is designed to do when traumatized. So just like if you were to twist both ankles ( a type of trauma), they both are going to swell up, one will swell more than another, one will be more uncomfortable than the other, but as time passes they will both be back to where they were before. I tell final shapes are anywhere for 3 to 6 months out. (Sometimes longer.) Also remember even when everything is said and done they will probably not be absolutely symmetrical. Human are not symmetrical before the surgery nor after the surgery.
Other things to consider 1) was the left much larger than the right to begin with? (preoperative pictures not available) 2) is the implant underneath the muscle? if so are you left handed? if so then it is not unusual for the left to swell up more due to the fact that the muscle will be larger on the dominant side.
Check with your PS. They may be able to assess the situation and give you some reassurance.
Asymmetry 10 days after surgery
You are in the very early phase of recovery and it is just too soon to tell. I find that waiting for implants to settle and the tissues to completely heal is often the hardest part about having surgery for my patients. Please try to be patient even though it's hard. Best wishes, Dr. Meghan Nadeau, Seattle, WA
Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/ Silicone Implants/Breast Implant Revision
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