by Terrye Tebbetts
I am 3 weeks PO is it too early to worry about size difference. Left breast is bigger than right. But I think left has drooped more than right. Just worried. I mentioned to PS but he didn’t seem concerned. But I was kinda nervous because through out conversation he kept saying to give it at least 6 months before any thoughts of revision.I hope i don’t have to have revision. How hard would it be to had more saline to one? Has anyone ever had this done?
I have silicone breast implants but mine are the exact same way. I am 2.5 weeks postop and my left is definitely still bigger than the right. My PS said that is totally normal. I was actually told that even before surgery, that it is very common for one to be larger than the other.
I am so glad your ps told you BEFORE surgery that this is normal!! I hate to see ladies on here fretting about something that should not waste your time and energy.
You see, when you measure a breast to determine size to begin with (High Five Measurement System) then you can tell the patient exactly how different their breasts are before surgery – you can show them that the left nipple is .5 cm higher than the right or that the Right breast is smaller and tighter – - there are NO two breasts on the face of the earth that are exactly alike going into surgery and therefore there will not be two exactly alike after surgery. But if your ps doesn’t tell you about that and let you see it preoperatively, shame on them! If you don’t know and aren’t aware, then you think something is wrong and you worry.
That is why we have not only 2 chapters about Recovery in The Best Breast 2, but also one on how to live with your new additions long term. No surpises…..fewer problems and more happy patients!!
It is all about going into a life changing operation with a good foundation of knowledge and understanding, not misguided expectations.
So at 3 weeks, it is normal for your breasts to look and feel differently to you. It will be 3 months before they are truly settled and no ps would even think of a reop until that 6 month mark. So it sounds like you are right on track! Don’t worry, just enjoy the little stages you are going through right 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.