13 days post op 375cc Mentor Saline mod. Right after surgery, my right breast a little bigger. Any suggestion? (photo)
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You are too early in your recovery to know how your breasts will settle. It will take months for the breasts to soften, the swelling to go down, and the breasts to look and feel "more natural". There are many changes that occur especially in these first few weeks. Don't panic and try to be patient. I know it's hard. Continue to follow the instructions given by your plastic surgeon and keep up with follow up appointments. Good luck.
13 days is way too early to judge symmetry. Many patients with nice even outcome at six months were not even early on during recovery.
Missing from the photos is one that would be most helpful-- a before photo. When the arms are lifted, they pull the breast tissue with them, so photos are standardized with arms at the sides. The photos with arms at sides look most even. As to volume, it is hard to see on these photos, and hard to interpret anyway this early.
Follow with your surgeon. All the best.
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That being said, you should have had a conversation with your plastic surgeon prior to surgery about your anatomy and natural asymmetry. No two breasts are exactly alike and those difference should be pointed out and considered in consultation. I always discuss with patients that pre-op asymmetry will usually be made more prominent with augmentation. Sometimes the asymmetry is significant enough that you and your surgeon might want to consider different approaches or implants types/sizes for each breast to correct that asymmetry.
Best of luck to you, hope everything turns out great!
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