Concerned/unhappy with CC size post-op. Did I go to small?
Doctor Answers (3)
Wait six months before changing implant size
In my experience, the vast majority of patients feel they went too small soon after surgery, no matter what size implant they chose before surgery. Why is this so common? I believe that it has to do with swelling that occurs after each surgery. Swelling in response to surgery is a normal process and is unavoidable. Most of the swelling moves to the 'top' of the breast. I think what happens is that patients see this swollen size and then get used to it. Inevitably, the swelling will go away, usually in a month to several months. It seems natural to feel disappointed as the breast size decreases.
I know it is difficult, but try to be patient. Wait at least three months and preferably six months before evaluating the final result. Without the benefit of a photo or exam, and based on the information you provided, a 310 cc implant will get you in the ball park of 32 B/C if you started as a 32 A. There is no exact science to predicting bra size since the manufacturers themselves cannot agree on a standard bra or cup size.
Hang in there. It will get better. I hope this was helpful.
Breast implant size, sientra
You are only 2 weeks after your surgery. Please give more time for healing. It can take anywhere from 4 weeks to up to 3 months for swelling to resolve. Please followup with your PS to discuss your concerns after the swelling has resolved. best wishes.
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