How many months after a first breast augmentation can you get a second one (for bigger implants)?

How many months after a first breast augmentation can you get a second one (for bigger implants)?

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How Long After Initial Augmentation Can You Revise for a Size Increase

It's usually best to wait 6 to 12 months depending on the reason for #revision. Matters such as sagging or drooping  and size change will not improve with time.Yes, it is possible to #increase your implant size with a #revision. However, the #pocket may require an 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. It's difficult to make suggestions without photos. However, I suggest beginning with an in-person #consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. The best technique to address your situation will be discussed then.

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Bigger implants

It is advisable to wait for 3-6 months before having another surgery to allow your body to heal and your implants to soften.

Charles Nduka, MD
London Plastic Surgeon
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Wait as long as you can before changing implants

Hello Amanda,It depends on the reason for the exchange.  Is it a planned exchange, ie are you planning to get big implants and then exchange them for bigger implants in order to stretch the skin?  This is not something that I would recommend.If you already have implants and you feel that they are too small.  I would advise that you wait as long as you can before exchanging them.  It is a very emotional time and you need time to live with your new body shape before diving in to another operation.  You should wait at least 3 months to allow the scar tissue to soften but ideally longer if you can.  Good luck with this.

Breast implant exchange

Thank you for the question. In general, I recommend waiting 3 months to have the capsule fully developed prior to exchange for a larger size.  This is particularly true for downsizing, however, may be done sooner for upsizing.

Kevin Tehrani, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Patients that wish to go larger usually do that in stages.  This allows time for the skin to stretch.  Wait at least 6 months to allow time for a good result.

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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How many months after a first breast augmentation can you get a second one (for bigger implants)?

Thank you for your question.  Although you may feel a compulsion to get bigger implants fresh after your surgery, give yourself at least 3 months for things to settle down before you get a better idea about your appearance.  You can always consider revision after that.  Be sure to consult with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon.  Good luck.

Zachary Farris, MD, FACS
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Bigger implants

I would wait at least 6 months and ideally 1 year to get any revisions after breast surgery. This is when the healing process has fully taken effect after your first surgery.

Tyler C. Street, MD
Napa Plastic Surgeon
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