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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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.
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.
Breast asymmetry post op
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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.
It is my impression that your RIGHT breast is the larger one. I am not sure if this is the one you are referring to. If you are truly referring to the left breast. it may be due to your perception.
Asymmetric Breast Augmentation
I agree with Dr. Rand. The VAST majority of women are asymmetric. asymmetry is the RULE of nature not the exception. While a mild asymmetry may not be readily obvious before surgery, once augmented it becomes obvious. I seriously doubt your surgeon failed to see such an asymmetry in the OR before concluding the operation and would like to explore other possibilities.
Before becoming anxious, I agree we should look for any readily correctable reasons for the asymmetry such as a seroma (fluid collection). If present, its drainage would greatly improve your appearance. Ask you surgeon for his suggestions.
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