Had implant exchange from saline to gummies. Why did he put one over the muscle and one under with different sizes? (photo)

My right breast is over the muscle and is 345 cc .The left breast is under the muscle with 385 cc. Both implants are gummie Bears. My right was encapsulated . It looks more round and higher than before I had surgery and my nipple is venturing to the right ! I went to see my doc ( who did the real housewives of New Jersey ; celeb doc) who told me that time will tell. I've had breast surgery before and it never looked this bad. I'm so terrified this outcome will be worse. So many questions still..

Doctor Answers 3

Implant issue

I think you have to address this with your surgeon directly.  Not being your surgeon or in the OR puts all of us here on this site at a disadvantage.  Good luck.


New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Breast implant seroma?

It looks like you have a right breast swelling, which maybe a seroma or fluid collection. I have seen only two breast implant seromas in my practice, both were with textured gummy bear implants. I have been doing breast implant surgery for over 30 years. Best to see your plastic surgeon for a confirmatory examination. Hope your result improves and that your plastic surgeon can help you. good luck...

Larry Weinstein, MD
Morristown Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

What to do?

Without exactly knowing what and when your surgery was done, it's hard to make any definitive recommendations. If the right breast has changed in shape and size in recent times, you may want to consider a new fluid collection like a seroma or a simple capsular contracture. In my experience, I have never put one implant over and the other under as this will allow these implants to age in a different fashion.  I would recommend that you go back to see your operating surgeon to discuss options for gaining better symmetry.

Marc J. Salzman, MD, FACS
Louisville Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

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