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I went 50cc more tham what dr recommended for natural look

  • Cathy RDH
  • 1 year ago

Now i regret going so big. I have 450cc and they are huge. Inwish i had stayed natural. My original size was 32A. I went bigger bc everyone said 400cc was still so small. Now the increased cleavage makes me feel fat. Is this a huge implant? Ive heard two things. One is that swelling will go down, but the other is that the muscle will relax and i will actually get bigger as time goes on. Additionally, i have 450cc high profile silicone submuscular so im afraid they will project too much. Should i get corrective surgery to go smaller?

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You still checking this? ;) I went with 325 cc silicone and feel massive. I'm 8-9 days post op and feel like it may not be sooo obvious in clothing, but I wanted to hide this from everyone. Who am I kidding!!! I was thinking of going back to either -a) explant or b) go to 225 cc - just to have some nice chest, but not be a size D! Wanted an update on how you are feeling now that you downsized - did you do silicone? I am 5"6, 123 lbs. widish hips after 4 babies, but very narrow shoulders, skinny arms, legs. Hope you're well ;)
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What was your original goal? Did you show him pictures of your ideal boobs so he had a clear idea of what you wanted? :( I hope once the swelling goes down you are happy with them! Keep us updated please.
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Wow ok. That's messed up. My surgeon gave me sizers from 200 to 500 to try.
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I appreciate the kind words. I am 50cc over what surgeon chose, but 150cc over smallest size he chose for me. Then when I was wanting to downsize he said 300cc would still feel too big for me. Why did they never show me anything smaller from the beginning?
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just want to keep perspective. first the 6month is very standard and i wouldnt push it for fear of causing yourself more pain. second you do realize 50cc is almost exactly 3 tablespoons just something to keep in mind when talking about a revision of going down 50cc. and last thing is wait 2 or 3 more months and see how u feel when your basically 100% done healing.
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Because I was so upset my surgeon dismissed me as a patient. I understand bc I went into surgery completely unprepared for the outcome. I feel like a prisoner with them. They are more manageable now, but I freak when people say I have an hourglass. Now I'm average. I liked being small on top. Well now I have to save up even more money bc I blew it w my surgeon.
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if they are as huge as you feel them , i dont think having 50cc less qould have made much difference ,so dont feel so dissappointed on your doctor, i guess to notice a difference you would need 100cc less. i would say in general nurses and doctors always advice you to go 50 cc bigger than you want, i guess for every one than thinks she went too big ther are like 10 thinking they should have gone bigger...
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Haha yes, it is an issue of body morphing. The PS pointed out that I have a body image problem, but I would have to disagree. The only reason why I went bigger at the last minute is bc I got caught up in the aesthetic beauty of a larger breast. Now that they are inside me I realize that I dislike the area around my arm and how my skin feels so tight. I look fat and don't have that athletic fit look anymore. I absolutely need to talk to my PS at 1mo postop and discuss sooner revision, then proceed with a second and third opinion if he refuses. Yes prudence, but these large implants are ruining my skin
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I am also going 450cc mod profile. 5"6 126- lean athletic. I'm a 32 b. what are your stats please? I don't want to go too big either.
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Oh geez just saw your msg. Mentors are wider. I'm 11.7 and my 450's were 12.8. Allergans 450's are 12.4. I currently have 10.9 and they seem to fit perfect on me. I was a 32A. With 450's I was a full DD.
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i think the changes you notice with time are MAJOR, so i would definately give it some time , i thought mine looked very round in the beggining but its part of the healing process, i know a friend who got 450 and she wants them out , she says she looks fat , but i believe its in her head more than anything , but anyway if you are not happy ,people can say you look goood and you wont buy it. i hope yours feel more natural and better with time
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Yes I chose the wrong size, but my coordinator and nurse failed me too so I think the doctor should work with me. These are really heavy, big and I want them out so I don't have to suffer for six months and damage my tissues. I have a feeling that the doctor is going to tell me he's going to stick w his 6mo policy. Is it risky to choose another doctor?
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I'm sorry. I certainly didn't mean to freak you out! Don't forget to read the part I wrote about a lot depending on your height, weight, and frame size. A 450 on one woman can look smallish and large on another. It totally depends on your body. Also, pulling the information off the top of my head thinking that I read average implants were in the 300-400 range, but I can't remember for sure. Definitely do give it some time before you make any hasty decisions. Your breasts should drop some over time (not look larger).

If it makes you feel any better, I see ladies who go as large as 800cc. Now that's a large implant.

Hang tight and take deep breaths. You're still adjusting to your new body.

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Thank you for the kind helpful tips. How does it work though? I know in my heart of heart that I loved the 350's, so how will I cope with 450's for 6 months? It's so uncomfortable. I feel like I am you g to be so self conscious. How will I love my body again? Also I notice the tissue tuggi g more around the stitches on the breast that is slightly larger. And I see either swelling or the implant in my armpit. It is very round, so I'm thinking that's because I went so big for what was recommended.
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Please advise me of the risks of finding another PS for redo. I can't wait the 6mos that the PS wants me to wait. Besides I doubt he will give me a break financiallly because I chose a size outside his range. The coordinator never returned my calls and when I told the nurse I liked the smaller implant she did not validate that feeling. I told her the bigger one made me feel fat which she did not validate either. Yes I chose to go 50cc over but that is because of the I adequate pre operative counseling. Coordinator never returned calls and gave me attitude when I finally tracked her down after several calls! Help! I was frustrated and went with the "go big or go home" advocates.
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Although you may think your PS is blowing you off there is a valid reason for requiring you to wait 6 months for a revision - scar tissue. I am one month out from my BA revision; just only had my original BA at the end of October. I was not completely happy with the implants my PS put in (moderates -saline, 325 R, 350 L). He chose a conservative size given my height and frame, which is NOT what I wanted; hence my having to wait 6 months for a revision to replace with moderate plus, saline 450 R, 445 L. You are still in the healing stage and it takes time; I've been told it can take up to a full year before your breasts are fully healed. Your breasts will eventually
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I meant to say, your skin will loosen up and your breasts will drop. Alot does have to do with your frame and weight, but again, give it time. By the time I had my revision, mine had dropped alot and IMO, felt like a slightly deflated water bag. My PS refused to do anything that would require cutting me open again (whether it be adding more saline or completely replacing mine as I debated the decision back and forth for a time) stating that to do so would increase the scar tissue at the incision sight. I am now thankful that I had my revision, and am completely happy. I only wish he had put in what I wanted in the first place. I will add that a revision is so much easier to recover from than the original surgery. My PA described it to me as the difference of having a root canal and having filling put in. She was right. :-)
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Hi chatanooga. you know my story now. It freaks me out that during the summer I will feel ashamed of my big breasts. In clothes I look fine, but without the bra they are still high and swollen. Two weeks out so I will use ibuprofen finally. I think 450 is massive on my tiny body, but will wait til November :(
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Cathy, I had to leave a comment for you because I think that you will eventually love your new bubbies- you just need to give it time. My daughter {24} got 450 silicone also in May and she looks fantastic. I am also planning to get the same size( or a big larger) in November after I lose another 25 pounds. She was very depressed after the surgery for about 2 weeks but then healed very quickly and now LOVES her new look. She is completely healed and it is only 2 1/2 months since surgery. Please just try to accept your new look and realize that you will most likely be happy with them in just a few months time. I think it is normal to second guess yourself after surgery when you are still experiencing alot of discomfort and pain. Give yourself a good 6 months to a year to get used to them and if you still think they are too big, then you can think of redoing them. Good luck to you and I really dont think they are too big at all! Im even planning to perhaps go a big bigger!!!! Hugs!
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sorry to hear that, i have 300 cc and i think it is quite small in comparisson to all the women over here, why dont you just give it some time ? maybe you will start liking them
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I will try but when I stretch my arms the tissue around the stitches on my left breast (which is my slightly larger breast) is tugging. It feels tender and kind of hurts. I'm into week two of healing so what is to become of this tissue. Am I going to get stretch marks or scars?
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My sister told me I should stay off the Internet bc I will get comments that will send me into a tailspin. The fact that you said 450 is bigger than average freaks me out, so I suppose I will just have to hold on to my sanity until I can get them redone and learn a $10K mistake. Question though ...if I am so emotional will my surgeon not do a redo for me? If so, how hard is it to find a doctor to swap out the size? If my doctor agrees, will he do it for less?
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Drat! I'm sorry you're feeling buyer's remorse about having gone bigger.

450 is bigger than average, I think. But not the largest I see around these parts by a long shot. A lot depends on your height, weight, and frame size, too.

I don't know how long ago you had your surgery, but if it's only been a few weeks, they should still continue to drop. HP's will definitely project more than moderate or low profile, though, so they won't look as natural, it's true.

If you're interested in checking out revisions, here's the breast implant revision community that should be able to offer you some good support.

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