I got 450CC Mentor Saline Profile Plus 2 weeks ago and now I am very concerned because my left breast seems fuller and bigger than my right. Any advice on what I should do? Thank You.
One Breast Fuller and Bigger Than the Other After Augmentation
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Do breasts look the same after dropping?
Breast implants initially after surgery when placed in a submuscular position often give superior fullness that corrects itself with time, the "fluff and drop" phenomena. In reality the pectoralis major muscle takes a while to adjust its size to accommodate the implant as well as occasional muscle spasm which keeps the implant projection higher than its final resting shape. Additional variables include:laxity of skin, size difference during prior pregnancies, position of implant,size of muscle, and size of implant.
As the muscle relaxes the projection of the implant often increases and the breast shape improves. Massage and use of a superior placed elastic strap can often make this process go faster.
One breast fuller after breast augmentation two weeks ago.
You are very early in your recovery and still have swelling. It can take between 3 and 6 months for for your breasts to drop and settle into position. The breasts may appear to be different sizes during this time.If you are concerned or have any questions contact your surgeon to be seen. Best of luck.
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Thank you for your question. You do have some noticeable asymmetry. Did this develop since surgery? You should see your surgeon. There are a few different possibilities; you could have a seroma or a hematoma for example. Your surgeon is in the best position to advise you in this situation, because he knows the details of your case. If your asymmetry persists, you should wait at least 6 months before seeking reoperation.
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An in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to assess your needs and provide true medical advice.
Too early to judge result
This is a very frequent question and yes, early asymmetry is expected. Give it time and the implant will likely drop and you will achieve better symmetry. Right now continue to follow your plastic surgeons advice as far as wearing a bra and massage.
You need to see your doctor
Based on the picture that you submitted, your right breast seems to be bigger. You are too early post surgery to worry about it and also you need to check your before surgery pictures . Asymmetry of the breast is very common .The swelling post surgery Will resolve slowly and in 12 Weeks you should see the final result.
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