Will my Implants Shrink?

i had transumbical procedure today. I really thought from what we discussed i would be bigger. i already was a c, now i feel like a slightly bigger c. i heard there is minimal sweeling with transumbical , does that mean they may stay the same size? i can deal with this size , not extremly happy though...but if they go down in size i feel like i just threww $10,000 down the drain!! yes thats how much i paid...> :(

Doctor Answers 13

TUBA and swelling

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Sorry to hear you did not receive your expected result.  This is one of the most common complaints following breast augmentation.  Resolution of edema is certain to follow, however, the decrease in size is generally not dramatic.  I like to encourage patients to choose a size below the 500 cc range.  The larger the implant, the higher the risk of both short and long term complications.  You can expect a final size that may be 10-15 % smaller than what is observed in the first day after surgery. Good luck!!

San Diego Plastic Surgeon

Swelling and Breast Appearance

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It is normal to have swelling post breast augmentation, and swelling can impede for you to accurately to evaluate the size and shape of your breasts. Consult with your surgeon as he or she knows the specifics about you and the scope of the surgery.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

There is a going to be about a 15% reduction in apparent size afterwards

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your breasts might look about 15% smaller after swelling goes away. I usually have my patients try on different breast sizes prior to surgery in order to see which size looks better on them.

Sean Younai, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 51 reviews

Will Implants Shrink?

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Thank you for your question.
The final shape of your #breasts will start to look its best approximately three months after your #augmentation surgery. It takes time for the skin and muscle to stretch and relax around the new #implant. The breast will often look higher, firmer, and “less natural” in the first three months. It can take up to a year to see your final result.  Contact your #boardcertified plastic surgeon if you have concerns about the feeling or look of your breasts/implants.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 116 reviews

Breast size with settling

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Thank you for your question. During the post-operative period the breast are swollen, and the breast implants appear in a much higher position. Over time they descend and fills out the lower half of the breast. It may take several months for this to happen and can be encouraged with breast massage and compression. After the swelling goes down the breasts will appear smaller. However, as the implants settle, it may appear that the breast enlarges as the lower aspect of the breast fills out (at the expense of the upper portion of the breast).

TUBA and swelling

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Breast augmentation surgery no matter with what technique causes swelling.  Usually the majority of swelling goes down over the first few weeks, but there may be residual swelling for several  months.  I agreee with Dr. Hess that it will probably go down about 10-15%.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Shrinking breasts after augmentation

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Your result actually looks quite good, particularly for one day post op. The reduction in size from post operative swelling will probably be fairly minimal. You appear more in the D range from your photos.

David A. Bottger, MD
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 59 reviews

Breast Implants - Will They Shrink

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Dear gigi88,

First of all, I think you look great for a few hours after surgery.  Based on these photos, I think you'll have a beautiful result.

The short answer is that the IMPLANTS will not shrink, but you will probably wind up being a little smaller than you are now.  The maximum swelling is about 1-2 days after surgery, and it goes down slowly after that, and then takes several months to settle completely.  The way you look at 24 hours is rarely how you will look at 6 months.

Furthermore, it's your own tissue that swells, not the implant.  So the smaller the implant relative to the amount of breast tissue you have, the MORE swelling you're likely to have.  Large implants in tight skin will typically be the most distorted early on, but there may not be as much of your own tissue that can swell.

The bottom line is that you will most likely wind up being a little smaller than you are now.  But the overall look and result are more important in many ways than the absolute bra size.  And taking that into consideration, I think you can be very happy with the way you look right now.

I hope that this helps, and good luck,

Dr. E

Will my Implants Shrink?

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My issue is why are you not in a dressing or bra dressing. Did you remove the dressing? Yes there is always some edema or swelling no matter the operative approach. You photo shows a D cup to me. But a before photo would be helpful. From MIAMI

Will my Implants Shrink>

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From the photos ,not seeing  you entirely,it stii seems that your breasts are larger than just C cup.

Since these are your pictures a few hours following the operation ,I can tell you with certainty  that some of the present swelling will subside in the next few days and in the weeks to come.

Erel Laufer, MD
Dunedin Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

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