Breast implants smaller than what I asked for. Can I have them redone and go bigger? (Photos)
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Wait for full healing to occur before considering a revision procedure.
Thank you for your question and photos. I can understand your frustration of not feeling like you got what you were expecting with your breast augmentation. Since I wasn’t in the operating room during your procedure, it’s difficult to know what challenges your plastic surgeon faced that led to the use of smaller implants. However, it’s not uncommon for us to have to modify our plan of action during the procedure based on the patient’s internal anatomy. It’s entirely possible that there simply was not enough room in the breast pocket to accommodate the implant size you wanted. I’m assuming you’re still very early in the healing process, so be patient and let your breasts completely heal before making any decisions. If you’re still not happy after a year, then you can consider a revision surgery. At that point, the breast pocket will probably have stretched to the point that you could accommodate larger implants.
Post op breast augmentation
Both breasts heal differently
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Hi Bree,Thanks for your question and photos. It certainly is possible to upsize, but the question is what are you looking for exactly. If it is natural then 75ccs is certainly possible but it will give you a higher chance of having symmastia or uni-boob or side breast and there would little room for the implant to one way or the other. If it is natural then maybe a shaped implant over the muscle and under the fascia or covering the muscle could give you that look without being fake. Discuss your concerns with you plastic surgeon. But remember that judgement on size should be done at 3 months and beyond. Good Luck!
All the best,
Carlos Mata MD, MBA, FACS
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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Breast implants smaller than what I asked for.
Given that you are fresh out of surgery, it is definitely too early to evaluate the outcome of the procedure performed.You should be aware that a significant percentage of patients at the early stages of recovery will feel that they are too big or (more commonly) too small. I routinely ask my patients to wait at least 3-6 months before evaluating the end results of the breast augmentation surgery. This waiting time allows patients to (usually) physically and psychologically adapt to the new body image. For example, many of my patients report that as the swelling around the breast implants (for example, in the sternal area) decreases, they feel that their breasts appear more projecting. Also, in my opinion, the "drop and fluff” phenomenon does hold some validity; as breast implants “settle”, many patients feel that their breasts actually look larger. Although online consultants cannot predict whether or not you will be pleased with the long-term outlook, of the procedure performed, it is safe to predict that the breasts will change. Do your best to stay emotionally even keeled. If, in the long term, you remain displeased with the breast size, it is very likely that your plastic surgeon will be able to increase breast size further. Best wishes.
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