1 year post op, boobs are still uneven. Any suggestions?
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It appears that you have a capsular contracture. It will almost certainly not get better on its own. A capsuloplasty or capsulectomy procedure should soften and make the left breast symmetrical. A new implant should also be placed which will lesson the chance of the contracture recurring. Unfortunately, you cannot use the scar under your armpit to have this correction performed. A new incision will need to be made either around the nipple or under the breast crease.
Thank you for your clinical post. From the photograph showing the right breast has a more natural posture and the left breast appears much perkier with less droopiness. Without more information it’s difficult to surmise the exact cause of the asymmetry, the right side may have been your larger breast, a little more ptotic pre-operatively or the left side may have undergone a capsular contracture or some combination of those two processes.
At this junction the best option is to revisit with your operative plastic surgeon to discuss the options after a full clinical examination. There will be lots of options depending upon the cause of the asymmetry and you should be able to arrive at a more satisfactory aesthetic result.
I hope this information is of some assistance and best of luck.
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Breast asymmetry 1 year after surgery: transaxillary approach
Assymmetry one year after breast implants.
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An exam will help determine if this is related to scar contracture.
Either way, more surgery to release the implant will probably be necessary.