Implant revision - I am too small now :-( What can I do ?
By UKfiggypudding on 16 May 2012
Mid April I had revision surgery on my 250cc implants, over the muscle. I wore a 34c bra (but on the loosest clip) I have been very self conscious, of my large breats - dresses always snug/verging on tight, tops concealing big round balls of silicone, as I am 5ft 2, about 117 lbs with a rib measurement of 29 inches . My implants were almost 15 years old & last year I had a lump, which under ultrasound, showed silicone diffusion. Although after a mammogram & MRI scan, no rupture or leakage was found. I decided to replace them - explant without replacement not an option as I was literally concave before op - but wanted to be a less obvious. Whilst I disliked & was self conscious of their 'wideness', I was keen not to loose too much projection.
Anyway, I had an implant reduction to 175cc, over the muscle. This was 4 weeks ago. Op fine & am still wearing the support bra. My concern & anguish is that I've gone for years trying to hide them & now I effectively can't find them :-/. I expected to lose a cm on the width & 1/2 cm on the projection, but they feel much smaller. So much so, that I was unable to find ANY bras that fitted me yesterday. I am just not filling the bras, I tried 36a, 34b & 34a where I could find them. I said to my PS that I wanted to be smaller & we looked at charts. He uses Allergan & measured my breast tissue to do a rough calculation & expected to downsize by 50-60cc but has in fact gone down by 75cc. I though I'd covered all bases but I'm kicking myself because something's not quite right :-(