I'm 6 weeks post op, will my breast even out? (photos)

Im 475cc on my right breast and 500 cc on my left. Once they settle in will they even out.

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6 weeks post op

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Thank you for your question.  It can take anywhere from 3-6 months for the implants to settle and even out, and it is very common to have some asymmetry during the healing processes.  
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Thank you for your question. Your breasts appear to be settling well so far. At 6 weeks it is not uncommon to have some asymmetry and usually the breasts are fully settled and dropped by 6 months post op. Unless you have further concerns, I recommend that you try to hold off evaluating your results until then.
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I'm 6 weeks post op, will my breast even out?

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Breast Asymmetry after Breast Augmentation

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Hi Christy,Thanks for your question and photos. The new photos certainly help. It seems that you have more upper pole fullness on the left side and that the right still needs to settle. I would encourage breast implant displacement exercises or massage to help the implants settle. Some patients settle sooner than others but otherwise, it is still within normal limits in terms of how your breast look. You should see a closer result to the final outcome at 3months. Good Luck! 

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Carlos Mata, MD, MBA, FACS
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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6 weeks post op breast augmentation

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Hello, thank you for your inquiry and photos. It may take 3-6 months to see the final results and for your breast implants to even out. Be patient, and also I suggest my patients to do a massage on breast to help the implant go down so both are in its place. Sometimes it takes a bit longer for one breast to even out than the other. Best wishes! 

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Mexico Plastic Surgeon
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I'm 6 weeks post op, will my breast even out? (photos)

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Thank you for the question and the photos. It is difficult to answer your question without seeing your preop photos to see what your breasts look like prior to procedure. Normally it takes implants 3-6 months to settle down. I would recommend to have a close follow up with your board certified plastic surgeon. Good luck.

Breast even out after settling.

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Hello Christy and thank you for your question. At six weeks post-operation there is still some swelling that is happening in the breast, and we cannot tell their final shape until the 4-6 month mark when the implants should be fully settled. From what I can tell over the internet you have healed from the surgery nicely and will have a good final result. If you continue to have issues with asymmetric breasts and need it fixed, you will have to engage with your board certified plastic surgeon about revision surgery. Best regards.

Traci Temmen, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon

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