I had submuscular silicone implants put in 3wks ago, and am so unhappy with the size that I haven't eaten or slept well since the surgery. I hide under a baggy t-shirt every day, and don't like looking at the mirror - I feel top-heavy. I was a 34A before surgery and am a full 34D now (350cc implants)...despite initially expressing that I didn't want to be a D. My doctor has offered to explant or replace with smaller implants within 2 weeks. Which is the better option? Risks based on timing?
Implant Size Causing Depression, Remove Entirely or Replace with Smaller Ones ASAP?
Doctor Answers (3)
Try to be patient and let things cool down
It is really up to your regarding the implant exchange. If you are absolutely sure that you want smaller then do so. I usually have patients wait a few months until they settle in.
Implants will settle - perhaps wait for a few months.
You may want to wait until you are 6 to 10 weeks out. These implants will settle some over that time frame and will usually look less full and less round. Often this settling will make the implants look more natural and less round. If they are under the muscle, it usually take a full 10 weeks for the implants to look fuller settled. You may want to ask your surgeon if you can have more time to allow things to settle before you make this second, equally important decision.
Usually sizing done at the time of your consultation, before the operation, provides the correct size implant. It is often swelling and initial tightness of the implants that make them seem larger then they did at the time of the sizing.
It would be a shame to rush into a smaller implant and find that it is too small after it settles in 10 weeks. You may want to be patient and wait this one out for a while longer.
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