by Terrye Tebbetts
I am approx 7 months post revision surgery-my first set of implants were 450 cc mentor mod profile plus-silicone breast implants (unders). The current implants are Mentor 500 cc’s high profile. One breast sits higher and appears larger. Is there a way to even out the breasts with fat injections? It’s a small difference but I am extremely unhappy with how they look.With the previous implants, I did not notice the size difference.
Whenever I hear questions like yours it just reinforces to me the value of making surgical decisions in breast augmentation based on measurements - based on the High Five System – and the importance of being honest with patients about what an implant will and won’t do and factors each surgeon cannot control.
Had you read The Best Breast 2, you would have already known that NO TWO BREASTS are ever alike and exactly symmetrical – not before surgery and not after. It simply isn’t humanly possible. Had your surgeon used measurements to plan your operation, you would have known exactly how different your breasts were before your first operation and would have realized that they would always be different.
It is common for women who have one breast that is a little smaller than the other one, why not put a bigger implant in the smaller breast? But the smaller breast has a tighter skin envelope so if you put a bigger implant in it – there is no place for it to go and there for it sits higher and more prominent than the other breast – in other words, when you try this you end up with one that looks like a boob job and one that looks natural – - so in the end they are still different. It’s just a different set of differences.
I am sorry you are unhappy with your result. But I would not try to use fat injections or quite honestly anything else to balance them because they will always be different and you might end up creating a bigger problem. You are already on operation number 2 – I wouldn’t want to see you have to go through anymore surgery!
I am constantly on my soapbox on the forums about the importance of education and knowledge and understanding before jumping into the world of breast implants – but it is so important! Again, had you known, you might not be in this position now.
About the Author: Terrye Tebbetts is one of the most knowledgeable women in the world about breast implants, with 27 years of experience educating patients and 11 years as a patient herself. For more information about breast implants or breast augmentation Dallas surgeons, please visit www.thebestbreast.com.