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One Size Bigger on One Breast to Address Asymmetry?

I'm 2 weeks post-op and the healing process is going great. I had started out with my right breast slightly smaller than my left one. My plastic surgeon and I discussed sizes and ended up with 325cc Mentor Silicone moderate profile in both breasts. My only regret is that we didn't go a size up on the right to make both even. Her comment to me before surgery was that I already had a small one, why not keeep them both looking natural. Could I have made them even by going up a size on the right breast? Thanks in advance for your response.

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Correcting breast asymmetry with different size implants

Thanks for your question -

Typically as part of breast augmentation asymmetry and techniques to correct it are discussed. Everyone has some degree of uneveness between the two breasts.

Things that can correct this asymmetry during breast augmentation include:

  • 1. Different sized implants
  • 2. Different shaped implants
  • 3. Different positioning of the implants
  • 4. Different shaped pockets for the implant

Your surgeon may have used these techniques to try to balance out your asymmetry. At just two weeks post-op it is a little early to determine your final result. You'll be able to see more of what your final result will look like in the next few months.

I hope this helps.

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