Do you think there is anything wrong with my implants? (photos)
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Breast Augmentation - Post Op Swelling
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Implants at 4 weeks
Is anything wrong with my implants?
Asymmetric at 1 Month Post Op
Thank you for your question and photos. It is not unusual for the breasts to feel different and settle a bit differently at this stage post op. The drop & fluff process takes between 2-6 months. I recommend that you let your Plastic Surgeon know you have concerns and if you have pain or increased firmness in one breast they will likely want to see you sooner. It may take a few more months for you to see balanced results.
All the best
Do you think there is anything wrong with my implants
Concerns over Breast Asymmetry 4 weeks post-op
From the photos, it is clear that there is mild asymmetry between the breasts.
Please do not be discouraged and know that you are not alone in feeling this. Large number of women experience differences in their breasts few days to few weeks after surgery and feel awful. After waiting for a few months, they finally get the results they were hoping for.
Implants initially sit high up because the chest muscles and surrounding breast tissues have not become accustomed to the implant resulting in tightness. You have to allow gravity to take effect, and overtime, natural tissue expansion will allow the implants to fall into place causing your breasts to appear more natural, softer, and rounder.
There are somethings I would like you to note:
- It is not uncommon for breasts to heal and adapt to implants at different rates. In fact, the process I described above can occur quicker in one breast over another.
- Any asymmetry that existed in breasts before surgery will continue to exist as breast augmentation only works to increase size of the breasts, and it does not fix asymmetry.
- Over the muscle implant placement does provide a more “augmented” look rather than a natural look because the implant is able to apply direct pressure.
- You may perceive a size difference between breasts because of either unequal swelling, pre-existing size differences, or because of the implants are sitting at different levels of the chest. It could also be a combination of these.
You may have to wait 3-6 months for the final results. If the breasts still appear different at that point in time, then you may share your concerns with your surgeon and they should be able to fix the problem.
For now, maintain strict follow-up with your surgeon and share your concerns. Their recovery instructions should take precedence over all else you read here as they are better informed about your surgical details.
Hope this helps.
Breast implants can become uneven as they settle.
While your incisions have healed, your body is still adjusting even 4 weeks after your breast augmentation. Your skin and tissues need time to stretch and accommodate your breast implants. It can take up to 6 months for your breast implants to fully settle. During that time, one implant may drop quicker and have less swelling than the other. It's very normal for breasts to heal at different speeds. Keep an eye on your breast implants for the next couple months, then talk with your plastic surgeon if the unevenness doesn’t resolve.
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