Had a Breasts Augmentation 6 Weeks Ago. Why do My Boobs Look so Different? (photo)

surgery on 7 oct.2011 ...325 cc undermuscle.The right one look higher and different from the left.Is normal or there look like is any problem?They still gonna change or they will be like this? Thank you for answer!!

Doctor Answers 9

Asymmetry is totally natural

Breast asymmetry is natural - no two breasts are exactly alike in size/shape. Breast implants can often enhance this asymmetry. However, your photo shows great results. It can also be that your breasts are recovering at different rates. One may not have settled as fast as the other. Please wait about 3-4 months before assessing your results. If by then you still don't like what you see, then return to your surgeon to address your concerns. Just remember that asymmetry can contribute to beautiful, natural looking results. Best of luck!

Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Had a Breasts Augmentation 6 Weeks Ago. Why do My Boobs Look so Different? (photo)

To me based upon your posted photo you have an acceptable to very good result. You need to understand realistic expectations. I bet your before photos shows slight asymmetry. 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Two early to judge result

This is a very frequent question and yes, early asymmetry is expected.  Give it time and the implant will likely drop and you will achieve better symmetry.   Right now continue to follow your plastic surgeons advice as far as wearing a bra and massage. 

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Minor breast asymmetry is to be expected

Hi there-

Overall your result looks fantastic! The very minor differences in your breasts would be difficult to comment on without knowing what they looked like before surgery, or the details of the operation, but I would expect the shape to continue to evolve over the nest two months or so.

Armando Soto, MD, FACS
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Implant Asymmetry?

Thank you for the question and picture. 

I am sure you are aware that some  breast asymmetry is possible despite plastic surgeons' best efforts.

Considering you are only weeks out of surgery I would suggest continued patience.  You will likely find that the breasts will continue to change over the course of the next few months.

Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Asymmetry Concern 6 Weeks Following a Breast Augmentation

It is still quite early into your healing and it's not uncommon for #asymmetry as each breast heal quite differently. One breast may swell more, feel more uncomfortable, or have a different initial shape. After complete #healing, they will be more similar and natural. #Healing will continue for 2-3 months following your #breast procedure. 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 visits.

Meantime, you must have patience. However, if there are any causes of concern, ask questions of your surgeon or their nursing staff.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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All breasts, and I mean every single breast in the world, is different then its sister breast. There are absolutely no breasts that are twins or the same. The only possible way for 2 breasts to be identical, is by multiple surgeries involving multiple scars. To the average person including most doctors, some breasts appear identical, but to those of us who do a lot of breast surgery, there are many fine differences. What you can hope for is not to notice those differences and some people only notice them postoperatively. As it has been a few years, I doubt they will change but the result is very pretty. 

Jacob Freiman, MD, FACS
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Asymmetry after breast augmentation

The photo is slightly angulated but I think that, under the circumstances, the result is reasonable. The nipple heights are even and, at six weeks postop, you are still swollen and need to give things a chance to settle down more.

Robert L. Kraft, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Breast asymmetry after breast augmentation surgery

you have two good looking, but somewhat different breast.  Without seeing your pre-augmentation pictures there is little that can be said.  Nobody has two breasts that are identical.  Most people have some asymmetry that they do not notice until after the surgery.  That may be going here.
Martin Jugenburg, MD

Martin Jugenburg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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