Ask an expert

16 Jan 2003

Problem on breast augmentation
I had a breast enlargement operation done 19-11-2002. They are silicone implants, behind the muscle. My problem is that my right breast has not "sunk". So now it looks uneven, they one is higher than the other. I consulted my doctor about this, and he said the reason for this is that the muscle is not cut enough and if I wanted it corrected I would have to be cut again (armpits) and he would have to cut the muscle more so that the implant could sink.
Is this the doctor's fault? Is this a common problem? I went from a A cup size to a B.
Your advise would be appreciated!
Answer 340 views

01 Jan 0001

Lee, I think you should wait until at least 3 months after the surgery before you do anything. If it doesn’t improve, you will probably have to have surgery again.
I doubt that the surgeon did it on purpose or because of negligence, but whether a different doctor would have made the same mistake, I can’t tell you. Good luck.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
34% - 9270 votes
66% - 17928 votes