What to Consider Before Reducing Your Breast Implant Size

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Many women are happy with the results of their breast augmentation, while others change their minds about the size of their implants several months after surgery. The good news is that it is possible to reduce the size of your breast implants.

If you are unhappy with the size of your breasts and are considering revision surgery, here are a few things you should consider.

Deciding on a Breast Surgeon

Before you decide to change the size of your implants, make sure that your surgeon is the right choice. Many women make the decision to go with another surgeon simply because their first surgeon didn’t give them the best advice or experience.

If you decide to go with someone new, make sure that you’re putting in enough research. Not only should they have the necessary qualifications but they should ideally specialise in revision surgery too. Take the time to look through before and after photos of past implant replacement procedures to make sure you are happy with the results.

Deciding on New Implants

According to breast surgeon Dr Anh, depending on when your original surgery took place, you may need to make some new decisions in terms of the type of implant you use for your next surgery. Breast implants choices have changed in terms of texture and profile, so you may want to relook at your choices before you schedule your next surgery.

Adding in a Breast Lift

If you’ve been living with larger breast implants for several years, there is a chance that some sagging has occurred. If you will be reducing the size of your breast implants quite drastically, you may want to add a breast lift to your surgery. A breast lift is designed to remove excess skin and reposition the breasts so that they sit higher up on the chest.

Adding a breast lift to your procedure will enhance the outcome but patients should be aware that there will be additional scarring than if they just exchanged their implants. While scarring is one of the reasons why women tend to forgo surgery, anyone who has undergone a breast lift is more than happy to deal with additional scarring.

By choosing the right surgeon, you can also reduce the severity of scarring, which speaks to the importance of doing enough research.

Timing Your Second Breast Augmentation

Know that if you are feeling a sense of buyer’s remorse after your breast augmentation, it’s completely normal. Before you make the decision to exchange your implants, give your breasts enough time to settle and heal. When your breasts are still healing, there will be additional swelling, which can make your breasts look bigger and feel firmer. The breasts will also be in a much higher position during this time. It’s often during this period that patients tend to feel remorse about the size of their implants. However, this is not an accurate size. If your first breast augmentation procedure took place less than a year ago, you should wait until all of the swelling has subsided and your implants have settled. You may even want to live with your implants for several months after they have settled before you decide that they’re too big.

Naturally, if the size of your breasts is placing you under emotional stress, rather speak to your existing or a new surgeon about your options. It’s always easier to have someone to guide you through this process and to address your questions and concerns instead of trying to make such a big decision on your own.

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What to Consider Before Reducing Your Breast Implant Size
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Many women are happy with the results of their breast augmentation, while others change their minds about the size of their implants several months after surgery.

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