Should I Have Breast Implant Revision Surgery?
Q: I had breast augmentation 10/9/12.When I went for my consult I told her that I was thinking 300cc implants.She thought that was too big. She told me to try some sizers, up to 240-270cc and then we would talk.When she came back in the room we agreed on 240-270cc,then after the surgery I noticed that she had put in 210-240cc. She says that she will redo the surgery but I have to buy new implants.Shes discouraging me from doing anything more and says that its a good result. Im very disappointed.
A: 30 cc is one ounce or 1/8 of a cup. This is not a very big difference in volume and is probably not worth going through another surgery. I can certainly understand your disappointment since you and your surgeon discussed a certain volume beforehand, but surgery is as much art as science and sometimes we have to make adjustments once the procedure has begun. Looking at your photos, I’m not sure your breasts would have accommodated a larger implant – your skin looks tight. It may not have been possible for your surgeon to have inserted the slightly bigger implant that you all agreed upon beforehand. You had surgery about 4 months ago. I would suggest waiting another few months to let the implants settle. If you decide that you want a significant increase in volume (a cup size or so), then meet with your surgeon.
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