I have 2 different sizes of breast implants: Will they settle even and will my nipples look even as well? (Photo)
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Breasts implants will settle
Different size implants
It's still way to early to tell what the end result will be. Many pts take about 3 months for the implants to settle.
Two different breast implants from different manufacturers
I do not see your before photos, so it is hard to comment on any asymmetry. In all likelihood you had asymmetry before surgery and it may be magnified now, particularly early in your course. I would agree to wait 3 months before making any decisions.
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2 different sizes (and manufacturers) of breast implants--will they end up the same?
But I too am interested in your surgeon's thought process. Virtually every woman has breast asymmetry pre-op, and many of us will use different implant sizes to try to accommodate for these differences in our quest for as much symmetry as possible, especially since "Jello-mold" perfect symmetry is both unrealistic and impossible. Usually if the patient or surgeon can see a visible difference (barely), there is at least a 60cc (2 ounce) minimum difference. Larger discrepancies are possible, of course, and can be even more difficult to estimate accurately.
I have even used two different implant sizes AND two different profiles to best even-out a patient's asymmetric breast AND chest wall asymmetry.
But never two different implant manufacturers, unless it is a re-do situation and the patient only wants one implant changed or replaced. So, I'm curious why your surgeon would introduce what most of us would consider yet another variable in an attempt to improve symmetry.
The short answer to your question is "No one here knows" or "Wait, and see what happens." I have to assume that you chose your plastic surgeon carefully, and that s/he chose your implants just as carefully, with good reason for using two different implants by two different manufacturers, with different sizes and dimensions. BTW, I have no problems with any implant manufacturer since all three USA implant companies make fabulous products.They are all well-tested, engineered, and reliable. the differences are really subtle, though each company wants you (and us) to think the differences are substantial. They are not.
Actually the true variability is in the surgeon chosen, and how and what we do! Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
I have 2 different sizes of breast implants: Will they settle even and will my nipples look even as well?
Different implant sizes
Earl Stephenson Jr MD DDS FACS
Concerned re breast augmentation result
- Your surgeon is right, it takes time for implants to settle when they are placed under the muscle,
- You do have to give it time.
- Your L implant looks as though it has already begun.
- Just hand in with your surgeon and give it time. Best wishes.