I'm 17 days post lift & enlargement. I had 260cc implants over muscle. Why is one nipple bigger than the other? (Photo)
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Breast Augmentation/ Breast Implants/ Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/Silicone Implants/Revision Breast Surgery
Right now, you are very early on in the post op recovery period. It will take 3-6 months for you to feel comfortable having implants in your body and for them to settle. This time allows for you to physically and psychologically adapt to your new body image. There are many variables that contribute to a breast augmentation's final result. Preop size and shape, IMF location, location of the implants and type of implant. Patients heal at different rates and each breast will sometimes heal at a different rate. Rest, relax, recover and heal. Please Express your concerns to your surgeon so he/she can examine you at this time. Then reassess final result at 6 months.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative breast surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute
Asymmetry Post Op
Thank you for your question. At this point you will have some swelling present and this may last at least a few weeks. I recommend that you ask your Plastic Surgeon about specifics of your procedure.
All the best
Why is one nipple larger than the other?
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17 days post op, some advices:
Its too early to talk about results. In my practice, after performing a BA I recommend to my patients to limit the movement of the arms for two weeks. After that, you can move your arms taking care and always with common sense.
In this regard, it's not advisable to carry heavy weights to prevent the implant out of position, and allow the formation of the physiological capsule around the implant, also to avoid pain and breast swelling.
Dr. Emmanuel Ma
Discuss your concerns with your plastic surgeon.
If neither of these points give you comfort or reassurance, just discuss your concerns with your plastic surgeon. Down the road, if you remain displeased, a fairly simple minor revision can usually narrow the gap and make you feel better about your areolar symmetry.
Best of luck and don't worry, since worrying will definitely not make it better. You reassurance will come from good reliable information, and your plastic surgeon should be your resource.
Lift with Implants
Noticing one areola larger than the other may be a consequence of muscle function or the tension of the closure. As you continue to heal you will either notice that the two sides become more similar or remain distinct. It is a good idea to bring this up with your surgeon now so they are aware of your concern, but I would not advise doing anything for at least a few more weeks and better yet a few months.
Different size areolas
Areola size differerence after breast lift
All the best,
Dr Remus Repta
Congrats on your augmentation, gevanss123! It looks like you may have had a mastopexy or breast lift as well. Some asymmetry after surgery is not uncommon and may have been there before. Often times if an implant is placed submuscularly and an implant is lower on one side it may be because the person is right hand or left hand dominant and the implant is being pushed by constant use of that one arm. Check with your board certified plastic surgeon and see what they think of the asymmetry. Best of luck, MMT
Asymmetric areola are size after mastopexy and implant usually will correct itself.
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