What could cause my right breast to look smaller and have less projection? Both were even prior to surgery. (photo)
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Your breasts need more time to heal.
Asymmetry after surgery.
But your breasts weren't really perfectly symmetrical--you were simply unaware of any natural asymmetries (like your heart on one side of your chest and not on the other, causing the left chest wall to be curved, narrower, and more projecting, and the left ribs flatter, wider, and less projecting). This would have been identified by pre-operative measurements. Things that look symmetrical almost always measure slightly "off."
Added to these normal anatomic asymmetries are those aggravated by being right- or left-handed, and the asymmetric musculature that naturally results from that.
Plus surgical swelling differences, one implant being slightly higher than its counterpart, and even the differences caused by sleeping slightly more on one side than the other, and what you are seeing is not only NORMAL, but expected!
For one month post-op, you look splendid, and your breasts are beautiful. They will only improve as healing goes forward, assuming you don't "mess things up" by wearing the same push-up bra each day (could cause uni-boob and pockets closing off laterally, giving "wall-eye" nipples), or by going braless and causing bottoming out or double bubble.
Healing (COMPLETE healing) takes 6-12 months, and you need to be doing the right things to improve the asymmetries you presently see, even if no one else can appreciate these subtle differences. Don't be confused--you look perfect for this point in your recovery. You're simply not at the endpoint yet! Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
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What could cause my right breast to look smaller and have less projection? Both were even prior to surgery
Breast Augmentation - Post Op Swelling
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Breast augmentation - now breasts don't match
- You appear to have a very nice result.
- I suspect that the asymmetry was present before surgery - but you didn't notice it
- See your surgeon for a 6 week check - and ask to compare your before/after photos.
- We are ALL more asymmetric than we realize - and we ALL tend to notice it after surgery.
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
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