American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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4 months ago

Breast Revision

I had my breast augmentation just over a year ago. My right breast implant is higher. My surgeon said this was due to the inframammary fold being uneven and that she had tried to adjust during surgery, but sometimes it just doesn't work. She is suggesting a revision and offering a discount. Is this normal? Should she have caught and fixed the asymmetry during the original surgery?

Procedure: Breast Augmentation
Location: Issaquah, WA

Replies 2

Alfred Antonetti
ASPS Surgeon

Breasts are never perfectly symmetrical. Most people do not know about it until the preoperative exam when this is brought to their attention. Postop we look at things more critical and find things that have always been there but we just now notice them. It is common to have some asymmetry postop. If it is bad enough then a revision may be indicated. There are no guarantees of any kind with any type of surgery and patients are responsible for the costs of any revision. However, if it is significant enough a lot of surgeons including myself wound do the revision for a much reduced cost to the patient. This I think is the norm.

Rahul Vemula
ASPS Surgeon
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Really had to answer this question without seeing before and after pictures. Trying to correct uneven inframammary folds are challening and often times you do not get prefect symmetry.


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