Weight Gain Normal After Breast Augmentation?
- Asked by too big in san diego in 92109
- 4 years ago
I recently got Breast implants and I think that they're too big. I've been beating myself up about it because I was originally going to get 320 cc's, but ended up getting talked into having 360 cc's instead. I was 123 pounds, 5' 3" before the surgery and the day after, I weighed 131 Ibs. Is this weight gain normal?
Weight Gain Following Breast Augmentation
Weight gain following surgery is commonly due to fluid retention. The weight from your implants total is 1.6 pounds. The volume difference between 320 cc and 360 cc implants is 1.3 ounces for each implant. This is not a significant volume difference to effect the overall result. It sounds like you've retained a significant amount of fluid and probably have some swelling at this point. Most patients will see a significant change in breast volume over 2-3 weeks following surgery. I would wait at least 6 weeks before drawing any early conclusions about your result. Breast implant size and shape will continue to improve 3-6 months following surgery, and your perception of the result may change during this time as well. Please discuss your concerns with your plastic surgeon who performed the surgery. Good luck to you.
Weight Gain and Breast Augmentation
The 40cc difference in each implant is only about 2.5 tablespoons. Both implants together weigh less than 2lbs. Your weight gain is likely just fluid retention from the IV fluids you were given during surgery. The retention will subside with time.
Weight gain after surgery?
Thank you for the question.The weight gain you have experienced is normal and temporary.
At your stage recovery is very common for patients to be concerned about their results (being too big or too small). Often after a period of 3 to 6 months those same patients are quite pleased with the results of their surgery.
For patients thinking about presentation…it is very important to communicate your size goals with your surgeon. In my practice, the use of photographs of “goal” pictures (and breasts that are too big or too small) is very helpful. I have found that the use of words such as “natural” or “C cup” or "fake looking" or "top heavy" means different things to different people and therefore prove unhelpful. Also, as you know, cup size varies depending on who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup size may also be inaccurate. I use intraoperative sizers and place the patient in the upright position to evaluate breast size. Use of these sizers also allow me to select the breast implant profile (low, moderate, moderate plus, high-profile) that would most likely achieve the patient's goals. The patient's goal pictures are hanging on the wall, and allow for direct comparison. I have found that this system is very helpful in improving the chances of achieving the patient's goals as consistently as possible. By the way, the most common regret after this operation, is “I wish I was bigger”.
I hope this helps.
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Weight gain after breast augmentation
Weight gain after almost any surgery is common. The body tends to hold on to fluid after surgery. Gaining a few pounds more than the weight of your implants is to be expected.
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Breast implant augmentation and weight gain
IT is not uncommon for my patients to report a 5 pound weight gain after breast implant augmentation despite the fact that the implants weigh nor more than 2 pounds.
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Breast implants don't weigh that much
The breast implants don't really weigh that much. It might be water retention from the "stress of surgery" which should resolve with time. Checking things a few months later might be better.
Breast augmentation usually doesn't cause weight gain, but give it more time
Thank you for your question.
40 cc is not a big enough difference to make you gain several pounds. Typically, you should only gain a couple pounds at most after your surgery depending on the size of the implant.
You could still be experiencing some swelling so give your body a little more time to heal and adjust to the implants. After a few months, you should see a more realistic view of your body after your breast augmentation.
Weighing yourself the day after surgery is also not a good idea, since patients usually retain water, and this can take a few weeks to get out of your system, especially because most patients are not very active initially.
Thanks for your question. Have a great day!
The difference of 40 cc's is approximately 3 tablespoons! The difference in the inplants is mainly in the diameter, not in the projection. The weight of the implants is roughly 750 gms including the implant itself. Assuming that this is the same density of water, this would be about a 1.7 lb increase in your weight. You may also have some residual swelling depending on how far out from surgery. Also, as you get farther out, your swelling will decrease and breast size will appear to decrease.
Weight gain and breasts that are too big are not related.
At RealSelf, we are constantly answering questions from women who are unhappy because their implants are too big. This looks like a trend. There are 2 steps to prevent this:
1) The surgeon has to understand exactly what the patient hopes to look like. Pictures are very useful.
2) In Manhattan, we use disposable implant SIZERS during breast augmentation surgery to find the ideal size BEFORE opening the permanent breast implants. A sizer costs $45, and takes all the guess work out. The surgeon needs to decide the number of cc's, based on the look that the patient wants. And when in doubt, go smaller.
Wait 4 months, and see how you feel then. You can have the implants replaced with smaller ones.
Your 8 pound weight gain one day after surgery was just fluid retention.
Not typically enough to make a difference
Depending on how close you are to surgery you may have a little residual water or fluid weight but those implants are not enough to account for an 8 pound weight gain.
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