Can I Have Breast Augmentation Re-do This Early?

I have decided to trade my 400hp for 175cc (right) and 200cc (left) to get a nice B. I received my breast implants a month ago. I have my re-do surgery in 2 weeks. Would it be better if I could get in sooner? I'm pretty persistent as you can tell. I only have work off until the end of this month.

Doctor Answers 11

Give your chest wall tissues time to settle

I would recommend that you wait at least 3 months before undergoing a breast augmentation revision. Give yourself time to heal and the chest wall tissues time to relax and settle down. Don’t be in a rush! I wish you the very best!

Englewood Plastic Surgeon

Breast Augmentation Re-do

Thank you for the question. It usually takes about 8-12 weeks for the wounds to heal and around 4-6 months for the implants to fully settle. It would be best to visit your board-certified plastic surgeon and talk about your concern once the implants have settled in and wounds would have healed. Best of luck. Dr. Michael Omidi.

An in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to assess your needs and provide true medical advice.

Michael M. Omidi, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

One month after surgery you are still swollen: adjusting breast size soon after surgery

IT has been shown t that you are swollen anywhere from 5-15% this early after surgery. You can have your implants removed at any time. However, I would have to call into quesiton your judgment and why you made the 400 cc decisions in the first place which is radically different from 175 cc.  How do you truly know if 175 cc is perfect? Why not 200cc? Why  not 150 cc. Although surgery is relatively low risk, it should not be undertaken lightly.. Perhaps you may want to consider post-operativley adjusttable implants which allow some flexibility in the size for 6 months. 

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 82 reviews

Get smaller breast implants before tissues stretch.


You sound too big, and you sound sure. So I would go along with replacing the breast implants as soon as possible. The pockets will have to be made smaller, and this can be tricky.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Exchanging breast implants

I am sorry that you are not happy with the size. Now that you have had them for a month, I woudl wait until things soften up before putting in much smaller implants. But, you may  need a lift.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

You may regret breast augmentation redo this early


You can do this, but may ultimately regret it. How did you choose the implant sizes you want? How do you know they will result in the cup sizes you indicate?

You might want to think about this and talk about it with your surgeon before you have more surgery.

John P. Di Saia, MD
Orange Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

You should wait longer

This is very early to undergo a revision. Your tissues are still swollen and the implants are not settled. I think it would be a mistake to do the surgery this soon after your original surgery. Also, please make sure you are comfortable with the sizes you choose. You can't just keep going in and switching them out like you are going through the drive-through window at a fast food restaurant. Every time you have surgery are are affecting the tissues and forming more scar tissue. Please be careful with your choices. Good luck.

David Shafer, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 77 reviews

No reason to rush

I can tell you are a determined person. I would ask you to think back to the beginning when you were sizing and discussing this with your surgeon. There seems to be a disconnect in your consultation and discussion of final breast size. Is this something that you have changed your mind on or did you not know what 400 cc implants would do for you?
As you consider these questions make sure you are making the right choice to change at this point in time. The new sizes you have selected are significantly different.
If you are certain in your decision to change then it is better to do it sooner than later but there is no need to make it any faster than you have it set up at this time.

Marcus L. Peterson, MD
Saint George Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

You are probably going to regret this

You have asked many questions about this and clearly are not a good listener. Practically everybody has advised you to wait for many good reasons but you persist in treating this like an emergency which it is not. You have no idea how much smaller you will be after surgery, almost like you had no augmentation using those new implants. I think you are overshooting on the downsizing. There is clearly a communication problem between you and your doctor and now it is clear that much of the problem is coming from your side.

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 67 reviews

Are you sure?

I would recommend waiting longer. The sizes you are considering are so far apart that you may feel too small if you change now that you are used to seeing 400cc implants. Did you discuss sizing with your surgeon in detail prior to your procedure? Typically there is a very narrow range of implants that would match your body. Going from 400cc down to 175cc seems a bit drastic. Why were these implants not considered before your surgery? Also waiting longer to allow healing of the pocket will make any size change surgery easier and also give your more time to really consider your sizing. Make sure you understand the risks of repeat surgery such as capsular contracture, and possible persistent unhapiness with your implant size.

Bahram Ghaderi, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

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