3 weeks post op - why is my left one so different than the right? Do I need revision surgery? Help! (photos)
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Be patient, it's only been a few weeks.
Breasts are sisters, not twins. Preoperatively, you had significant asymmetries so they will still have some postoperativley. The symmetry depends on the chest wall and make up of the breasts themselves. You are still very early in the recovery phase so you will see changes continuing for the first 6 months as the implants settle and the skin accomodates. Try to relax and not stress over them.
Best of luck.
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Right now, you are very early on in the post op recovery period. It will take 3-6 months for you to feel comfortable having implants in your body and for them to settle. This time allows for you to physically and psychologically adapt to your new body image. There are many variables that contribute to a breast augmentation's final result. Preop size and shape, IMF location, location of the implants and type of implant. Patients heal at different rates and each breast will sometimes heal at a different rate. Rest, relax, recover and heal. Please Express your concerns to your surgeon so he/she can examine you at this time. Then reassess final result at 6 months.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative breast surgery.
Best of luck!
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Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute