Asymmetry will improve and fuller more

I'm three months post-op. I have 280 extra high profile style 45, and I see that my boobs they are asymmetric with the right side still riding high. Both sides feel empty on bottom of the pocket. Will they drop more, and stay in nice shape?

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3 weeks ago by William Rahal, MD

The healing process of breast augmentation is asymmetric. This means that often, one breast will look more swollen, have more bruising, or appear higher than the other. This difference in healing is completely normal and the resulting asymmetries will go away with time.

Given that you had your surgery such a short time ago, it's entirely possible that what you're seeing is just caused by asymmetric healing. I recommend that you wait until you're about 4 months post-op to have a good idea of what your final result will look like. If your breasts are still uneven after a few months have passed, then that asymmetry will not correct itself and you'd have to consider a revision if you're unhappy with your look.

I hope that answers your question on uneven breasts. It's great that you're doing this research. I always say the best patients are informed patients.

Thank you for reading and good luck on your journey!

3 weeks ago by William Rahal, MD (View Profile)

The healing process of breast augmentation is asymmetric. This means that often, one breast will look more swollen, have more bruising, or appear higher than the other. This difference in healing is completely normal and the resulting asymmetries will go away with time.

Given that you had your surgery such a short time ago, it's entirely possible that what you're seeing is just caused by asymmetric healing. I recommend that you wait until you're about 4 months post-op to have a good idea of what your final result will look like. If your breasts are still uneven after a few months have passed, then that asymmetry will not correct itself and you'd have to consider a revision if you're unhappy with your look.

I hope that answers your question on uneven breasts. It's great that you're doing this research. I always say the best patients are informed patients.

Thank you for reading and good luck on your journey!


1 month ago by Joseph Cruise, MD

The breasts do not heal at the same rate with one side sometimes taking longer to drop than the other. For some women, it can take longer for the implants to completely drop into the lower pocket. At my practice we take bra management and massage very seriously after breast surgery. I advise my patients to aggressively massage their breasts while also putting pressure on the upper portion of the implant to help it move down. I will also have them wear a bra strap stabilizer which also helps move the implants downward.

1 month ago by Joseph Cruise, MD (View Profile)

The breasts do not heal at the same rate with one side sometimes taking longer to drop than the other. For some women, it can take longer for the implants to completely drop into the lower pocket. At my practice we take bra management and massage very seriously after breast surgery. I advise my patients to aggressively massage their breasts while also putting pressure on the upper portion of the implant to help it move down. I will also have them wear a bra strap stabilizer which also helps move the implants downward.


1 month ago by Edward Domanskis M.D.

It sounds like you had the implants placed under the muscle without an uplift. This unnatural look and feel is usually the norm, unfortunately. It may change but it usually does it in first two to three months.

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1 month ago by Edward Domanskis M.D. (View Profile)

It sounds like you had the implants placed under the muscle without an uplift. This unnatural look and feel is usually the norm, unfortunately. It may change but it usually does it in first two to three months.

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1 month ago by Tim Sayed MD, MBA, FACS

Without seeing photos or examining you, it would be hard to know if you are simply having delayed "settling" of the implants or a capsular contracture that is keeping the right implant from dropping. Have you discussed this with your plastic surgeon or are you interested in a second opinion?

1 month ago by Tim Sayed MD, MBA, FACS (View Profile)

Without seeing photos or examining you, it would be hard to know if you are simply having delayed "settling" of the implants or a capsular contracture that is keeping the right implant from dropping. Have you discussed this with your plastic surgeon or are you interested in a second opinion?


1 month ago by Tom Pousti, M.D.

Thank you for your question but the best person to give you advice will be your surgeon, as he/she knows your history and what was performed. I have seen breast implants settle up to six to nine months post-op--sometimes even up to one year with aggressive massage.

Best wishes for an outcome you will be pleased with.

Tom Pousti MD
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1 month ago by Tom Pousti, M.D. (View Profile)

Thank you for your question but the best person to give you advice will be your surgeon, as he/she knows your history and what was performed. I have seen breast implants settle up to six to nine months post-op--sometimes even up to one year with aggressive massage.

Best wishes for an outcome you will be pleased with.

Tom Pousti MD
www.poustiPlasticSurgery.com
619-466-8851


1 month ago by Susan Vasko MD, FACS

At three months post-op, your implants should have dropped and should start to look more symmetrical, however implants can continue to drop and change in shape for up to six months to a year after surgery. Everyone's healing process is different. You should follow-up with your surgeon with your concerns.

1 month ago by Susan Vasko MD, FACS (View Profile)

At three months post-op, your implants should have dropped and should start to look more symmetrical, however implants can continue to drop and change in shape for up to six months to a year after surgery. Everyone's healing process is different. You should follow-up with your surgeon with your concerns.


1 month ago by Stephen Greenberg, MD

Thank you for your question. I encourage you to follow-up with your operating surgeon directly for the best advice. With that said, smooth breast implants placed in the submuscular position can take three to four months to settle completely. The muscle, skin, and tissue need to stretch to accommodate the additional volume of your implant and it is also not uncommon for the implants to settle at slightly different rates.

1 month ago by Stephen Greenberg, MD (View Profile)

Thank you for your question. I encourage you to follow-up with your operating surgeon directly for the best advice. With that said, smooth breast implants placed in the submuscular position can take three to four months to settle completely. The muscle, skin, and tissue need to stretch to accommodate the additional volume of your implant and it is also not uncommon for the implants to settle at slightly different rates.


1 month ago by The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery

Asymmetry may improve with time. Typically, implants will ride high initially and settle over the course of first three weeks. Ultimately, patients are encouraged to be patient as their result will continue to evolve over the first four to six months post-op.

Regarding your specific question, it is not common for implants to continue to ride high after three months (they have typically settled by this point). You may need a revision to further release the tissue inferiorly.

As always, discuss your concerns with your board certified plastic surgeon (ABPS).

1 month ago by The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery (View Profile)

Asymmetry may improve with time. Typically, implants will ride high initially and settle over the course of first three weeks. Ultimately, patients are encouraged to be patient as their result will continue to evolve over the first four to six months post-op.

Regarding your specific question, it is not common for implants to continue to ride high after three months (they have typically settled by this point). You may need a revision to further release the tissue inferiorly.

As always, discuss your concerns with your board certified plastic surgeon (ABPS).


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