What can I do? I'mm very unhappy with my results and I paid alot for surgery.

How do I know I was put the implant size i asked for? I asked for 385cc and they look really small i was a 34b and now im a 34 full c small D. I am 2 months post op

Doctor Answers 13

Size of Breast Implants

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Thank you for your question.  First, you should have received a card or paperwork with your implant serial numbers and size on it.  These implants are tracked for warranty purposes and also so the patient and surgeon knows what size was implanted if there is any revisional work ever needed.  Secondly, have a conversation with your surgeon and express your concerns.  There may be a reason why a smaller size was implanted.  If they are the correct size then there is a chance your chest frame could of handled a bigger implant.  There would of been measurements done of your breasts prior to surgery to accurately pick the correct size.  Check with your surgeons office and look at your paperwork for your implants.  That is a start.  Good luck to you.  

Troy Plastic Surgeon

What to do about size?

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Thanks for you questions. I think you can take these 3 steps to answer your question.

1. Sit down with your surgeon and go over your before and after photos and review the operative note which shows what implants were placed into your body.

2. If not satisfied, ask for a copy of your operative note and seek a second opinion.

3. Review your operative notes with a new surgeon. You should wait 1 year to fully heal, allowing the skin to fully expand to your new breast cup, and then make a decision about your level of happiness.

Best, Dr. ALDO

Aldo Guerra, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 215 reviews

I am unhappy with the size of my breast implants?

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I here the complaint from a lot of my patients that see me after they have had a breast enlargement with another plastic surgeon. There was probably a lack of communication between the patient and doctor and maybe he/she was reluctant to go larger. Unfortunately, they will still decrease over the next several months!

Edward J. Domanskis, MD
Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

How do I know if the implant I asked for is what I got?

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You should have been given a card with the implant's size and serial number on it. If you haven't been given this already, you have the right to ask for your surgical records which should definitely have these implants documented. 

There is no absolute scale for how many cc's to put in equaling whatever cup. As you know, every bra company's standard for cup size is different. You could measure a C cup in Calvin Klein and a DD in Victoria's Secret on the same day. 

Disappointment in your size is common early in the post op period. Before you do anything, wait it out and heal completely. Often times, once the psychological roller coaster of having breast implants comes to a stop, you will be satisfied with what you have. 

Lily Lee, MD
Pasadena Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Breast Augmentation Results

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Well, of course you are unhappy. If your surgeon let you keep thinking in terms of bra cup sizes, the chance of him getting it right was slim; there is no correlation between cup sizes and implant volumes, so there was no way to predict an outcome in bra cup size. You are still in the healing phases of 'drop and fluff', so continue to be patient at least 4 months more. As for verification of implants, you should have a card with the implant serial numbers and description of the implants' model and size. Best of luck!

Gerald Minniti, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 100 reviews

Breast size

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Definitely ask your surgeon for the card that shows the size of the implants that you have.  This is really important for you to have the card that shows what was placed.  Sometimes they aren't as big as they seem...best to talk to your board certified plastic surgeon.

Andrew T. Cohen, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Implant size

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Your question is best addressed to your surgeon.  Usually approximately 200 cc will add a cup size, so the results you are describing are about right for a 385 cc implant.

Correct size

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Thank you for the question but there should be cards with the exact size that should have been given to you but certainly there will be copies in your chart as well as your operative note.  So all you have to do is ask your surgeon.

Dr. Corbin

Frederic H. Corbin, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 65 reviews


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I am sorry that you are unhappy but the best recourse is to discuss your feelings with your surgeon. Regarding the size of  your implants, you should have an implant card it states the size and type of implant that you should keep on you at all times. I hope that helps. 

Implant size

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Thank you for your question.  Your surgeon will be able to give you this information.  You should receive a card with the serial number of the implant on them as well.   I recommend you follow up with your PS to discuss your concerns.  Best of luck to you.  

Shahin Fazilat, MD, FACS
Mountain View Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

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