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Is it normal to have uneven breasts after augmentation?

After breast augmentation I noticed that they are uneven. Is it normal?

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Hi,If breasts are asymmetric before augmentation then it is not uncommon for slight asymmetry to exist after augmentation. Certain forms of asymmetry are correctable at the time of augmentation, for example, if one breast is larger than the other, different sized implants can be placed to help make them more similar. Or if the nipples are not at the same level one can be raised slightly at the time of augmentation. Other types of asymmetry can happen after augmentation such as the implant moving from its intended position or capsular contracture which is uncommon but can happen later. If you have asymmetry and are concerned and would like to know your options, we would be happy to provide you with a complimentary examination/consultation.
So, the question posed is: Is it normal to have uneven breasts after augmentation? After breast augmentation I noticed that they are uneven. Is it normal?

An important starting point is, did your surgeon measure in detail all of the natural asymmetries and differences that exist in all women's breasts? Perfect symmetry does not exist on anybody, and natural differences between the left and right sides are perfectly natural on the breasts, and also on the face. That being said, it is normal for breast implants to settle at different rates between the left and right sides during the early post-operative period. If a patient develops Grade 3-4 capsular contracture on one side, then this will definitely distort the breast and cause asymmetry. Finally, if there were significant differences between the left and right sides noted pre-operatively, then different strategies such as different sized implants or more complex augmentation mastopexy with breast reduction and implants should have been discussed.
I hope this helps.
It’s probably normal because all breasts are not symmetrical. I tell my patients that breasts are sisters, not twins. Were you breasts even before the surgery? When the swelling resolves, they will be even.

Dr. G
Many women have asymmetric breasts. Sometimes it is not apparent, but becomes somewhat more noticeable after surgery. Have a good conversation with your plastic surgeon.
Much of this depends upon what you started with preoperatively, and how far out you are from the initial surgery. There is always some degree of asymmetry in the preop and postoperative period. If there is a great deal of asymmetry, then the reason for this May have to be investigated and the breasts revised.