My boobs are asymmetric after 2.5 weeks post op. Help!
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Asymmetry 2 1/2 weeks after breast augmentation.
You have 415cc HP Sientra implants, which are textured round cohesive silicone gel implants. Textured means they are designed to adhere to the tissues that surround them. If one implant is dropping, this would imply that tissue adherence did not occur (or was lost with movement or fluid/blood collecting). The other implant appears to have adhered too high, and should not be expected to drop much at all, even with passage of time (or with use of an elastic bandeau).
415cc is not too heavy (at least as implants go), and that is not the cause of your concerns--tissue adherence (or not) is the issue here.
Although re-operation may be necessary, I would ask your surgeon about an elastic bandeau worn "Mexican gun belt" style below the "lower" breast and above the "higher" breast. Breaking the adherence to allow the implant to drop is another option, but only with your surgeon's approval, as this can cause bleeding and re-operation anyway. Re-operation should ideally be delayed for 6 months or longer to see how things turn out. But, again, don't expect much change if your textured implants do indeed adhere as designed--this is why initial position is so critical.
In the meantime, stay in contact with your surgeon, ask about re-do policy and who pays for what, and consider an elastic strap, even though these should not "work" with textured implants. However, might beat a re-operation. Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
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