Silicone Implants Replaced on 2/8/12 After 11 Years (Had Leak in Right). I'm Now Asymmetric, Will It Improve?

I had my implants replaced and as soon as I woke up, I noticed that my right did not fill out the cup of my bra but the left completely did. I saw Dr. on the 10th who said tissue needed to settle. I bra shopped/dressed and I'm just mad and want even breasts. I can't keep stuffing my bra with toilet paper & a thin shoulder pad or wearing scarves & sweaters after paying $4,500 to replace them;( Right side needed more than left but my card says 330ml/ea;(

Doctor Answers 2

Asymmetricl breast after replacement of implants

I doubt if after a month there will be breast symmetry if they are asymmetrical now. However, most breast are asymmetrical. I do not have your history, such as the size of implants that you had that were removed or if your breasts were uneven to begin with. So it's hard to judge. but if your situation is intolerable, you should discuss it with your surgeon and have one of the implants exchanged for a matching size. Perhaps one of the implants is a little higher than the other, which can make it look larger. This must be evaluated by your surgeon. Also you can always get a second opinion.

Savannah Plastic Surgeon
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Now Asymmetric, Will It Improve

I am sorry to hear of your disappointment. Breast #revision surgery is more difficult, complicated, and requires more time than primary surgery. There is as much as a 40% chance that additional surgery will be needed following this operation. Also, any asymmetries regarding the folds under your breasts will not be totally corrected.

If it is recent following your revision, it's best to wait and see if it will improve. After all, #asymmetry following any breast procedure is not at all uncommon. Each #breast heals at a different pace than one another. One breast may swell more, feel more uncomfortable, or have a different initial shape. After complete #healing, they should be more similar and natural. Typically, it's best to wait 6 to 12 months depending on the reason for #revision.

#Healing will continue for 2-3 months. But, it can be up to one year see your final result. Your doctor may also require you to move or massage the implants within the breast pockets during the #postoperative period. (#Textured implants do not require breast massage.) Meantime, you must have patience. However, if there are any causes of concern, ask questions of your surgeon or their nursing staff.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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