On July 26th of 2016 I got a breast augmentation. I don't know if I got bottoming out or is it something else? (photo)
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Asymmetry after breast augmentation
Thanks for your question. Looking at your photos it appears that the left breast is either more swollen than the right, or that there may be some early bottoming out occurring. My suggestion would be to book a follow-up appointment with the operating surgeon so that they can examine you and provide some suggestions about your care moving forward. It is quite possible that the asymmetry between the two breasts is entirely due to normal swelling after surgery that will resolve over the next few months, but it is important that you see your surgeon to make sure that nothing else is going on. Good luck and all the best.
Best of luck! Dr. Subbio
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Newtown Square/Philadelphia, PA
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Uneven breasts after BA
Thank you for your question and photographs.Without seeing preoperative photographs it is hard to give you the most accurate answer or recommendations but in my opinion it could be one of two things: you may have naturally had one breast that was larger than the other, which is quite common in women, or the swelling in your right breast is resolving quicker than the left. Swelling will continue to go down and your breasts will change slightly in size and appearance over the next few months but I would recommend scheduling an appointment with your surgeon and expressing your concerns so they can perform a physical examination.
Best of luck in your recovery!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
On July 26th of 2016 I got a breast augmentation. I don't know if I got bottoming out or is it something else?
You are going to see the difference just after the procedure. However it is necessary to wait for some time in order to see the final result. After the breast augmentation operation the recovery period depends on your physical status, age, general health and condition mainly. The operation itself does not take too long therefore you receive a mild anesthesia. Since the anesthesia that you receive is mild; you will not have problems associated with anesthetic agents after the operation. This is especially important and can be achieved with only a team of plastic surgeons like we have. After the operation you will be advised to wear a corset in order to reduce the edema. You can start to do your daily activities just after the operations but we do not advise you heavy lifting, running or activities that require excess physical activity. The more you rest, the faster your recovery will be.
It is hardly a month and a half,dont worry you look within normal limits,there is a lot more edema on the left side as compared to the opposite,however it is prudent to meet your PS and discuss your concerns,if i read it right in 6-9 months evrything will be all right.