Second Thoughts After Breast Implants? How to Take the Next Step

While we always hope for the best, sometimes women find that the results of their breast augmentation don’t quite meet their pre-surgery expectations. Whether concerned over the size or profile of your implants, or simply needing an update thanks to the inevitable effects of aging and gravity that have occurred over time, breast implant revision is an ideal way to revamp your breast augmentation for a look that’s closer to your ideal.

Implant Revision: Why and When

It can be very difficult to visualize how different implants will look on your body, so some women may have second thoughts about their implant size and profile after surgery. The opinion of what best meets your ideal may change over time too. For example, large, high-profile implants picked out in your 20s may no longer suit your body or lifestyle later on in life. Other reasons an implant revision may be necessary include asymmetry between the breasts, implant rippling or implant exchange.

It’s important to wait at least six months before pursuing breast implant revision. The initial swelling that occurs during the healing process can disguise your final results for several weeks or more, so some women who may have initially felt concerned about their results are happy with their new look by a few months following surgery.

Surgical Skill Matters

It’s extremely important to thoroughly vet the surgeon who will perform your breast implant revision surgery in order to get the best results, which may mean visiting a different surgeon than the one who performed your original augmentation. Implant revision surgeries are complex, so make sure you choose a board certified plastic surgeon has extensive experience and training in performing breast revision surgery.

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