1 week post op. 5'4", 115 lbs, 34B/ C received 450cc/ 500 cc HP unders. I think I went too big?
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One Week Post Breast Augmentation & My Breasts Appear Much Larger Than I Wanted - What Do I Do?
All of these fears and concerns are real, but the apparent size of the early post operative breast is not real. It is very often just swelling. The resolution of this swelling can be hastened by the use of corticosteroids. It usually takes about 3-6 months to see the final results.
The feelings that you are experiencing at this point are very common. It has been my experience that if you think your implants are too large, that's a good thing because they will get smaller. If you think they are perfect in size right now, that's a bad thing because they will get smaller.
Stay in close contact with your personal plastic surgeon.
I think I went too big?
Breast Implants/Breast Augmentation/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/ Silicone Implants/Breast Implant Revision Surgery
Right now, you are very early on in the post op recovery period. It will take 3-6 months for you to feel comfortable having implants in your body and for them to settle. This time allows for you to physically and psychologically adapt to your new body image. There are many variables that contribute to a breast augmentation's final result. Preop size and shape, IMF location, location of the implants and type of implant. Patients heal at different rates and each breast will sometimes heal at a different rate. You will not lose any volume but the way your implant sits on your chest wall will change, and can result in different ‘fills’ to your bra. Rest, relax, recover and heal. Express your concerns to your surgeon so he/she can examine you. Then reassess final result at 6 months.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam. Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative breast surgery.
Best of luck!
Dr. Schwartz Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute #RealSelf100Surgeon
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