What would be the best solution for a breast revision? I want bigger size to match my tall & broad frame (Photo)

Dr. chose 375cc round HP, 'cuz he said that's all he could fit, via dual plane, inframmary; but I am 5'11 & the result is not to my liking. I want a revision, but he says I still can't have a bigger implant, he also said I don't need a lift. What can be done to improve size, symmetry, to match my body? I'm 5'11, 165lbs. Is it possible to improve results with revision? I wanted size close to 475ccto 500cc to be more proportionate.

Doctor Answers 4

About Exchanging Current Implants with a Larger Size

Yes, it is possible to #increase your implant size with a #revision. However, the #pocket will need adjustment and a lift may be necessary; to better #support the new implant. Additionally, a mesh for further support may be helpful depending on the #implant size and skin #elasticity.

With both implant types there are choices when it comes to size, shape, and profile. The criteria best to suit you will be discussed in full detail at your breast augmentation consultation. Any cosmetic #revision has risks of unhappy outcome or other complications. Also, the right implant for the revision is contingient on shape of body and your desired outcome.  Your procedure should always be performed by a #PlasticSurgeon who is board-certified and has a great deal of experience specializing in cosmetic #surgery. You will then greatly improve your chances of getting the result you desire, and, without the need for another revision surgery. It is suggested that you look at before and after photos of the surgeons actual patients, and read patient #reviews. Gathering all of this information will help you make a well-informed decision.


Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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What would be the best solution for a breast revision? I want bigger size to match my tall & broad frame

Although a 375 cc implant is sizable, I must agree with you that your proportioning could be further improved.  If you've waited at least six months I would be considering a lift with replacement implants of 475-550 ccs.  My preference would be for the use of mid profile implants since your implants seem too narrow to me.  There are different types of uplifts and the ultimate size goal that you seek would determine how much skin can be removed with your uplift and what type uplift to choose.  Best wishes,

Jon A Perlman MD FACS 

Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery 

Extreme Makeover Surgeon ABC TV

Best of Los Angeles Award 2015, 2016 

Beverly Hills, Ca

Jon A. Perlman, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Breast lift for better symmetry with tubular breasts

Thank you for including your pre-operative picture, which shows the asymmetry and tubular shape. I think a lift will be the best way to improve symmetry, and you could go to higher profile implants to increase the size. 

Richard Baxter, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 50 reviews

What would be the best solution for a breast revision?

Based on your  initial and current photographs as well  consideration of your goals, I think that you will benefit from breast lifting surgery ( the time of  revisionary breast surgery).  You will need to consider the pros/cons associated with breast lifting surgery as you make your decisions. You will find a lot of information on this website and on the attached link as well. Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1,465 reviews

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