What is the revision of breast augmentation surgery?
There are several reasons to wait before getting larger breast implants. The most imprtant one is that you may change your mind. For somebody of your size, 50 cc’s would be about half a bra cup. You could not use the same implants. (George J. Beraka, MD (retired), Manhattan Plastic Surgeon)
Breast implant removal and replacement.
Maggie-16 days is too soon to be thinking about changing the size of the implant. Give your body 6-12 months to recover from the surgery and let the implants settle before making a decision. It is important to consider the cost and benefit of removing your current implants and replacing them with a larger size. Most people do not return to surgery for less than 100cc’s per implant.
Discuss your options with your surgeon and remember how much different you looked before surgery. In some cases removal and replacement costs more than the initial breast augmentation. (Joseph G. Bauer, MD, FACS, Atlanta Plastic Surgeon)
Revisionary breast surgery to go larger
At this point in time of your recovery, it is too soon to see the final results of surgery. I suggest waiting atleast 3-6 months before deciding to remove and replace your implants with larger ones.
At 2 weeks post-op surgery, the implants are not fully settled. There may still be some swelling which will subside, allowing the breasts to look larger and better shaped. Massage the breasts and wear the surgical bra for a full month to assist in the healing process.
Once the implants have settled, you may be happier with the look and size of the breasts. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon, if after 6 months you are still wanting to proceed with revisionary surgery. I recommend finding pictures of what look and size you want to achieve, to help your surgeon figure out whether 50cc would make a significant difference and whether they can use the same implant.
Depending on the severity and complexity of the case, the pricing could vary. Recovery will quick and painless most of the time with revisionary surgery. Take care and just be patient, hopefully with time, things will work out for you. (Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS, San Diego Plastic Surgeon)
Unhappy after breast augmentation – too small
At only 2 weeks after surgery, do not judge the results of your breast augmentation so soon. I recommend that you wait several months in order for you body to heal and adjust to your new breast size.
You may surprise yourself that you are very happy with this size. The 50cc difference would be modest at best. The cost for a revision varies by surgeon and there is no standard. If after several months you are still unhappy, a reaugmentation is still possible. (David Bogue, MD, Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon)
Revision breast augmentation can be done for larger breasts
My first advise to you would be to wait some time before making a decision. From your description, the implants you had placed will likely have given you a proportionate result. I recommend waiting at least 3 months to get used to your new current form- you may be surprised that you like the way you look. You may want to be bigger, however, and that is understandable- every woman has her own desires for the shape and size of their breast.
If you decide to get larger breast implants, your current ones will most likely not be able to be used as they will unlikely be able to accommodate the larger volume. You can discuss your situation with your plastic surgeon- most of us have policies for this type of situation.
In my Santa Barbara plastic surgery practice, I ask the patient to choose a size of implant using sizers and a bra in the pre-operative period. I have them show me what they feel a nice size is for them using this method. Because a given implant may look larger or smaller once it is placed in the breast implant pocket during surgery, I utilize my judgment during the surgery to use the implant size that achieves the look that my patient has asked for.
In all of my years of practice, I have only had one patient who felt that her implants were too small, and I have offered to replace her implants at my cost. Most plastic surgeons, however, don’t work like this, and ask their patients to choose the specific size. Again, it depends on your surgeon, and I’m sure he or she will be happy to work with you to achieve your optimal result. (Adam David Lowenstein, MD, FACS, Santa Barbara Plastic Surgeon)
Going bigger after first breast augmentation
You should wait at least 2 to 3 months. Only 50 cc’s not enough to out weigh the risks, additional costs, pain, time. I would charge you a reduced fee by 40%. Also must suggest the expender implant or adjustable implant so you can increase the size while healing. From MIAMI DR. B (Darryl J. Blinski, MD, Miami Plastic Surgeon)
Don’t go bigger if the results of your first operation are good.
I think you would be fooling going from 275 to 325cc saline implants so soon. First, the difference is modest and the changes would hardly be worth the extra cost. Second, saline implants have aesthetic shortcomings due to the low viscosity of saline. Going bigger will unveil more of this.
Third, and most importantly, is the riskier nature of revisional surgery. If you have a good result, leave it alone. Somewhere down the line if one of the implants deflates or you need surgery for another reason, then consider an increase in size. (Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD, Atlanta Plastic Surgeon)
Going larger after the first breast augmentation
If you are not satisfied with the final size of your breasts after breast augmentation, it is possible to receive a revision where the implant is removed and replaced with one of the larger size.
Before you do this, give your breasts a chance to completely heal and then be sure you’re working with a board-certified plastic surgeon who will review the options with you and show you how the new implant will change the size shape and contour of your breasts. To learn more about breast augmentation, see photos, and help you decide which one is best for you, please visit us at the link below. (Pat Pazmino, MD, Miami Plastic Surgeon)