I'm 3 weeks post op. Why are they still very different? (Photo)
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Breast Augmentation/ Breast Implants/ Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/Silicone Implants/Revision Breast Surgery
Right now, you are early on in the post op recovery period. It will take 3-6 months for you to feel comfortable having implants in your body and for them to settle. This time allows for you to physically and psychologically adapt to your new body image. There are many variables that contribute to a breast augmentation's final result. Preop size and shape, IMF location, location of the implants and type of implant. Patients heal at different rates and each breast will sometimes heal at a different rate. Rest, relax, recover and heal. Please Express your concerns to your surgeon so he/she can examine you at this time. Then reassess final result at 6 months.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative breast surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute
They are not twins
When people have asymmetric bony anatomy, you can try using different implants but that can affect the breast shape and sometimes it is better to use the same implants on both sides, as that won't give you perfect symmetry but would look better than two different implants.
At 3 weeks you are still early on in your healing. Although you do look like you might need some touch up, it's too early to come to that conclusion and I would recommend you wait full three months for things to settle. If at that time things are not acceptable, you can then discuss a potential touch up with your surgeon
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