Uneven Breasts After Silicone Implants. Should I Wait it Out? 8 Days Postop.

My Breast Looks One Up One Dowen After Breast Silicon Implant  is This Problem Can Be Corrected by Time Am Only 8 Days Postop

Doctor Answers 6

How to correct asymmetric breasts

It is quite common for the two breasts to heal differently. One may swell more, one may feel more uncomfortable, or the shapes may differ initially. After complete healing, they should look more similar and natural. Patience is required, but if you are concerned, ask questions to your doctor or the nursing staff.

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Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 154 reviews

Too early to tell

8 days is too early to tell. Ask your plastic surgeon since there may have been issues that translate into more swelling. Best of Luck!

M. Scott Haydon, MD
Austin Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 90 reviews

Breast asymmetry at 8 days after surgery

At 8 days after surgery, it is abit early to see the final results. The breasts may take a few weeks to descend into the pocket, nad usually one moves a bit faster than the other.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Only 8 days after surgery

Don't worry, you are only 8 days after your surgery.  You likely have postoperative swelling which is normal.  Please followup with your PS who can address your concerns the best. 

C. Bob Basu, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 209 reviews

Breast Asymmetry after Breast Augmentation?

Thank you for the question.
Your plastic surgeon is in the best position to advise  you since he/ she knows your  situation best. For example, your plastic surgeon knows if you started out with some breast asymmetry ( before surgery),  exactly what was found and done during surgery, and exactly what your  physical examination is currently.
You may be dealing with differential breast implant “settling”;   breast symmetry may improve with time. It is not uncommon for this process to take anywhere from 3 months to one year postoperatively.
I would suggest continued follow-up with your plastic surgeon to rule out and treat  complications such as encapsulation,  which can cause breast asymmetry.
Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1,487 reviews

Asymmetry post breast augmentation

That depends how asymmetric they are and the reason for the asymmetry. 8 days after surgery is very early and many of the minor asymmetries resolve over time if the surgery was done correctly and the healing is normal.

Pictures would help. See your surgeon for further advice.


Good luck 

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