Has anyone had breast implants, been unhappy, and had them redone within 6-12 months? Did they turn out better or worse?

  • Renee in Florida
  • 2 years ago

I had saline over the muscle breast implants that were 15 years old, and I developed ripples on the left breast.  I decided to have them redone with silicone under the muscle (requiring a breast lift.)  My boyfriend wanted me to go a little bigger so I ended up with 600cc silicone implants over the muscle instead of under, and I have terrible ripples on both breasts, and needless to say, I hate them.  (Apparently, I was not specific enough with my PS because I never would have gone that big and over the muscle if there was any chance I would develop ripples.  I paid extra money for the breast lift so that he could put them under the muscle.)  My breasts are "quantity" not "quality."  I went from 36C to 34DD.  I am scheduled to have them redone in a month, and I am having my original size (350cc) replaced, a revision of the lift, and going under the muscle.  (The revision is costing me $6000.)  Can anyone share their revision experience with me?  My boyfriend is afraid that I will hate the revision just as much, and now I am scared.

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I'm sorry to hear about your disappointing experience.

I am 5mo post-op and have to have surgery again for capsular contracture. Also, my surgeon didn't estimate enough for my asymmetry so we're going bigger on the right side. However, I am going to go bigger on both sides but only by 50ccs. Figure if I'm under for the capsulectomy, I may as well do it.

I'm interested in other people's revision stories as well... 

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I agree that you might as well go up 50 cc. My Dr. did a good job with symmetry with 225 on one and 275 on other and they look good however I was looking for a full C. My Dr. said that only 50 cc more would not make a visible difference as that would be only a 1/4 cup and stated that 100 cc would bring me half cup up. I am concerned about going that much up as I am thinking that it would be more than 1/2 cup. How much did your breast size diminish after five months? I am only two months out and not sure as to the amount of cc increase because I am 5ft 4 and small and very active/athletic however also want to be larger than I am now and I have about a week to decide! Has your doctor told you what cup increase to expect with 50cc?
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No, we didn't really talk about it. I think I may go up 75 though based on this conversation, and my comment about (realizing that 200ccs equated to about 1 cup jump on me). I don't really want to be a bigger cup than I am now (36DD), I just want to fill it out a little more. So I'm thinking 75-100 would help me do that. 

I'm not positive exactly when my size stopped shrinking post-op. I know I liked how they looked right after, and that's what I'd like to achieve post-swelling after revision. I think they are still changing and settling a little bit, 5 months out. 

But rough estimate, I'd say they more or less stopped getting smaller about 3mo out. 

As for how big you should go, I can only say this: you went too small the first time, right? So maybe take the plunge and go 75-100cc up instead of the 50, because the problem before was being too conservative. That is exactly how I feel about my situation too... 50 sounds like such a big number but in the cc world it really isn't. I've read way more stories of women saying they wish they'd gone bigger than women saying they wish they were smaller (at least once the swelling is all settled). 

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I just read on another person's message that their Dr. said that 150 cc was a full cup which adds to my confusion. I also think if you are looking to fill out what you have it would depend on whether it is low or high profile (again from my readings). if 100 cc is 2/3 more on me would be a bit big. I agree that I went to small but I am a small girl and very athletic so was worried about that and they are a good size but am now thinking about your experiencfe with the shrinkage after 3 & 5 months (I'm only 7 weeks) and then they would be just a little bit too small. I am very concerned that the 100 c is more than a half cup though and go back and forth between 75 & 100 more. They say it is such small differene however I analogize that 1/4 size increase to having a shoe that fits almost just right but is not the right fit so it is uncomfortable and then that 1/4 cup is significant. I must decide as my surgery is next week August 1; when is yours?.
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Did you notice a size difference by only going up 50cc? Or are they fuller?
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Did you increase by 50cc? Did you notice a difference? Or did you go up 100cc? And are you happy with them now?
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I was a 32 d and got 371 cc and my old 32 c and 32 d don't fit at all. I am 5'2" and weigh a 100. I have those old bras from breast feeding. I probably ended up a DD. please don't go too big. You can always make them look bigger with a bra.
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What bra size do you wear with your new augmentation, and what bra size did you want to wear? I read that each 150cc adds a bra cup size. Are you over or under the muscle? Saline or silicone?
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I have under muscle mentor high profile silicone. I was small to mid B and alot of loose skin so had lift and augmentation with one side 225 and other 275. I wore a B and now wear a C cup and that is what I wanted but it is a small C. I am also thinking that they will get smaller over time as it is only two months. I have revision in one week and am very confused.
My Dr. said it is not worth doing back in for on 50 cc as that ( in his opinion) is only a 1/4 cup and that 100 cc is a half a cup but I am feeling like 100 cc would be more than a half cup and after reading what you wrote it would be 2/3 cup and that might be too big for my frame and do not want to be a D! to clarify, your doctor has said that 150 adds a full bra cup size?
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If it helps: I went up 2 cup sizes with 400cc implants. So, roughly 200ccs per cup, give or take. I do think it depends on how wide your chest is though, and the profile of the implant. I'm really broad-chested so mine don't project as much an HP implant would on someone smaller. 

 

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That really helps because you actually experienced going up approximately 2 cup sizes at 200cc per cup size. You did not get the HP implant? I am narrow to medium chest with small frame. Dr. gave me high profile so they project out a bit & I also got a lift at same time so may go with the 75 but then tell myself to just go for 100 but now may discuss a non- HP implant with him. I see him today for pre-op. Thank You Makenzie.
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I had my first every lift and augmentation on June 5, 2012 which came out beautiful but just smaller than i wanted. I was furious with my ps for not being clearer on sample try out of 275 cc implants over my breasts with bathing suit top because I was told they they would be "slightly smaller" however with me, they came out smaller than slightly smaller. I am going in for a revison on August 1, 2012 just under 8 weeks from initial surgery. My Dr. Says it is ok however I am athletic and afraid to go above 350. He says not worth it if not at least 100 cc increase. Anyone have any thoughts? I only want 1/2 cup more
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I am upset the surgeon didn't tell me I would ripple with large implants and especially over the muscle. I thought he knew how much I hated the ripples I had developed with my 15-year-old implants. I feel like he should have suggested putting in implants a little bit bigger than I originally had but keeping them under the muscle (especially since I paid for the lift so he could go under the muscle.) I am also very upset with myself for not being specific about every detail. I am scheduled to have the surgery redone by the same surgeon in August, but I am going to get a second opinion before I go in for my pre-op appointment.
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I'm sorry you're not happy with your revision. Rippling definitely does tend to happen more with over the muscle implants and 600cc is pretty large. The larger you go, your chances for complications increase. Are you going with the same surgeon for your next revision?

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