I'm 5'2, 115lbs, and B cup. Asymmetry After BA, is It Likely to Resolve on Its Own? (photo)

Since about a week after surgery my right breast has been softer and looked slightly smaller/less round, and the left still feels more firm, especially on top, and has a more round appearance. The left nipple also points out while the right is more centered. My doctor said I need to start massaging to help my left breast drop. Are they likely to end up looking and feeling alike? About me... 5'2, 115, average symmetrical B cup pre BA. 5 weeks post op, 450 silicone, dual plane placement.

Doctor Answers 7

Wait 3-4 months before assessing results

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When implants are first inserted, they sit high up because your tissues are tight and gravity hasn't taken effect. Over time, natural tissue expansion occurs to allow the implants to fall into place. By this time, your breasts will have taken on a more natural contour, where the lower breasts become softer and rounder. Please wait at least four months for this to happen.

Breast Enhancement

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Overall I think your breasts look similar, the only thing I guarantee patients is that they will be 100% asymmetric. It is impossible for the implants to settle and heal exactly the same

Asymmetry After BA, is It Likely to Resolve on Its Own?

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The one photo in which your arms are even, the breasts look even. The other two each have one arm elevated, the other either not or less so. This posture will always move the breast skin before or after surgery. No one will have even breasts when one arm is elevated overhead, the other not. 

Looks like a nice result.

All the best

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon

Asymmetry After BA, is It Likely to Resolve on Its Own?

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Speaking about unrealistic expectations! Your result looks very good, but you failed to post before photos, that I am sure would demonstrate slight asymmetries in your breasts. Again in my opinion leave alone! 

Too early to predict results

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At only one week from surgery it is still too early to predict how your breasts will settle.  If you had significant asymmetry prior to surgery and had the same size implant placed bilaterally, you will likely see that same asymmetry after settling.  Continue to follow your surgeon's advice and voice your concerns as you proceed through your recovery.  Good luck.

Mennen T. Gallas, MD
Katy Plastic Surgeon

#BreastAugmentation Asymmetry

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From your photos, it does appear that there is some asymmetry regarding your breasts, however, it is impossible to tell if this is something that was present preoperatively. Time will help to soften the breasts as the tissues relax, but some of the pre-existing issues are only magnified with a symmetric augmentation. It also appears that you may have needed a lift in addition to your augmentation as your nipples are sitting low on your breasts even with your arms raised. 

Best of luck,

Vincent Marin, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon

Breast asymmetry after BA

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Thank you for the question and photos.  It usually takes around 4-6 months after surgery for implants to fully settle.  It is not uncommon to have asymmetries to during this time frame.  Best to wait it out and see the end results after 6 months.  Best of luck. Dr. Michael Omidi.

An in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to assess your needs and provide true medical advice.

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