What if I Want a Change in Breast Implant Size?
Although patients select the size and type of breast implants they want after extensive discussions with their surgeon, sometimes it is not possible to fully appreciate how implants will look and feel once they are in place. Patients who are seeking a change in breast implant size can turn to Dr. David Passaretti in Darien, CT, to help achieve their desired look. If you are considering changing the size of your implants, we can discuss your goals during a personal consultation. Schedule an appointment by contacting our practice today.
Women who choose to change the size of their breast implants do so for a number of different reasons. In some cases, a breast augmentation patient will wish she had chosen a different size of implant because of aesthetic preferences. Other patients will seek a change in breast implant size for practical reasons. For example, implants that are too large can cause a great deal of physical strain on the back and neck.
In cases where an implant has ruptured, patients may choose to change to a new size of implant during revision surgery. No matter why you are seeking a change in implant size, we are here to help. Dr. Passaretti and his skilled team can answer any questions you may have, provide recommendations based on your unique goals, and perform a corrective procedure in our state-licensed operating facility.
Planning Your Procedure
To plan your procedure, Dr. Passaretti will examine your breasts and discuss your concerns. Since the final results of a breast augmentation may not be visible until swelling subsides and the implants settle into position, patients should have implants for at least a year before undergoing surgery to change sizes. In addition to changing sizes, some patients will choose a different profile of implant. We can help determine the implant size and profile that is ideal for you based on your unique characteristics and goals.
Replacing Your Breast Implants
Revision surgery to replace breast implants is typically very similar to a traditional breast augmentation procedure. Once the old implants have been removed, your new implants will be placed. If there is a significant difference in size between the old and new implants, Dr. Passaretti may need to make adjustments to the breast tissue. Additionally, when changing implants to a significantly lower size, excess tissue may need to be removed or re-draped and pulled taught. For the first two to three days following surgery, patients should get plenty of rest. After changing breast implants, patients can typically return to work after two weeks, but they should avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for four to six weeks.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are unhappy with the results of a previous breast augmentation procedure, reach out to us today. Dr. Passaretti treats every patient who visits his practice as a unique individual, and he will personalize treatment to achieve your goals. To learn more about your options for changing breast implant size, contact our practice and schedule an appointment.