What can I expect a revision to cost & how many more cc's do I need? (photos)
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My patients aren't disappointed in their size after breast augmentation.
At my office I always give patients an opportunity to use our sizing system. Unlike 3D imaging, actually wearing the result gives the patient a more accurate perspective of how she will look, and feel with larger breasts.
Once she finds a size she loves, I encourage her to try the next larger size, just to make sure she doesn't love that size even more! I want my patients to find a size that is TOO big, and then choose the next size below, so they don't have questions later about what a larger size would be like.
That extra step before surgery means 6 months after surgery I don't have disappointed patients!
The Costs of Increasing Implant Size with a Revision
What can I expect a revision to cost & how many more cc's do I need?
Generally, successful plastic surgeons rely on positive word-of-mouth and will work hard to maintain satisfied patients. Also, I generally speaking, I suggest patients communicate their concerns in a calm and constructive fashion; this form communication tends to be much more effective than confrontational communication.
Generally speaking, the best online advice I can give to ladies who are considering revisionary breast augmentation surgery (regarding breast implant size/profile selection) is:
1. Concentrate on choosing your plastic surgeon carefully. Concentrate on appropriate training, certification, and the ability of the plastic surgeon to achieve the results you are looking for. Ask to see lots of examples of his/her work.
2. Have a full discussion and communication regarding your desired goals with your plastic surgeon. This communication will be critical in determining breast implant size/type/profile will most likely help achieve your goals.
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 or D cup” or "proportionate" etc 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.
3. Once you feel you have communicated your goals clearly, allow your plastic surgeon to use his/her years of experience/judgment to choose the breast implant size/profile that will best meet your goals. Again, in my practice, this decision is usually made during surgery ( after the use of temporary intraoperative sizers). Viewing the patient's chest wall in the upright and supine positions, with temporary sizes in place, help select the best breast implant size/profile for the specific patient.
I hope this, and the attached link (dedicated to revisionary breast augmentation surgery concerns), helps. Best wishes.
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