Is it common to suddenly worry breasts are too big after surgery? (Photo)
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Breast Implant Size
Continue to follow up with your surgeon to ensure that you progress as planned.
Best of luck,
Vincent Marin, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
Is it common to suddenly worry breasts are too big after surgery?
You should be aware that a significant percentage of patients at your stage of recovery will feel that they are too big or (more commonly) too small.I routinely ask my patients to wait at least 6 months before evaluating the end results of the breast augmentation surgery. This waiting time allows patients to (usually) physically and psychologically adapt to the new body image.
There are both physiological and “psychological” reasons to wait on having revisionary surgery. From the physiological standpoint, it takes many months ( and even up to one year) to see the final results of surgery. factors such as swelling, tissue contraction, skin redraping, implant shifting etc. come into play.
From the psychological standpoint, patients undergo an “adaptation period" during which time they get used to the changes that the surgical procedure has brought about. Severe emotional swings can also occur after any type of surgical procedure.
Obviously, it is best for patients not to be making important decisions ( for example about the results of surgery and/or the need for additional surgery) while they are experiencing these emotional “ups and downs”.
In your case, I would suggest continued patience. Continue to follow-up with your plastic surgeon.
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Thank you for your question. It is common during recovery for patients to go through different emotions and occasionally to have difficulty adjusting to the change of breast size. Many women worry that the size they have chosen is too small, and some will feel that they are large, but in most cases I find that people adjust and become less self-conscious after roughly 6 months. Different clothing or bras will also affect how large, (or small) your breasts appear.
I recommend that you evaluate again after 6 months.
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All the best,
It is not uncommon for patients to question the implant size they chose. Give yourself at least 6 months, if you are still unhappy with the size contact your surgeon to discuss replacing with a smaller implant. Best of luck!
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