How soon for a revision?

This whole process has been a nightmare for me. I got breast implants to feel better about my body, and in fact I feel much worse than I did before. I am 2 months and 2 weeks post op. I am wondering how soon I can have a revision? Or maybe I should just explant altogether. If I can have a revision, I would want to go significantly smaller. My surgeon recommended 340 cc Natrelle uhp srx submuscular inframammary incision. I HATE how fake they look, (even though I was assured they’d look natural). When I lay down I have lateral displacement. I also lost nipple sensation in my right nipple. They look like bolt ons. Maybe I have just ruined my body? I am nervous a revision would cause more problems. 

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    • Sabbyx
    • 350R, 365L cc mentor saline. Under muscle armpit incision
    • tsabrina
    • 3 mths ago
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    They don’t look fake to me at all but I’d ask about the lateral displacement for sure and let your PS know.looks like you’re a B cup, that’s super natural cup size. Do you think you’re maybe just not used to bigger boobs? 

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  • I agree that there could be some lateral displacement going on.  I have it as well and am deciding if it bothers me enough to go the revision route but other than that, you are still SO early on in the process.  At the very earliest, I was 3-3.5 months before I really felt like mine had started to really settle and get soft and natural looking.  I would recommend waiting it out.  They don’t look too big for you at all from what I can tell!

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    • Alicia
    • 5'2" - 215 - BWD: 14 - 38B to 40D / 650cc Mentor Smooth Round HP Silicone - Dual Plane - Crease Incision - 12/20/18
    • Alicia
    • 3 mths ago
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    Most doctor's would advise against a revision until 6 months to a year post op... Unless it's causing you some severe pain and discomfort, aside from the usual post op pain. It gives you time to allow your body to heal from the trauma of surgery and for you to get used to your new additions. You'll want to properly heal from one surgery before going into another... If you choose that route. Good luck.

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  • Give that some more time as others have said.  Earliest revision I would do is at 6 months but I would try and get you to wait a year.  They’ll feel and look more natural with time.  Best to you!

     

    Michelle Roughton, MD

    Davis and Pyle Plastic Surgery
    www.dpraleigh.com
    DrRoughton@dpraleigh.com
    919-785-1220

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      • Juliane
      • Juliane
      • 3 mths ago
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      Dr. Roughton is it possible for uhp to look natural? Every time I look at them I see how they look like a coconut cut in half just sitting on my chest. How will time change the profile of the implant? 

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    • Juliane profile won’t change but as it drops the upper pole won’t be as obvious. Your muscle will relax too which is actually a huge part of that full upper pole look. 

      Michelle Roughton, MD

      Davis and Pyle Plastic Surgery

      www.dpraleigh.com

      DrRoughton@dpraleigh.com

      919-785-1220

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  • IMO uhp only look good in larger CCs. Because they are smaller diameter with more projection, smaller sizes can sometimes look like tennis balls. I have 590 uhp and they look amazing. Perhaps if you are still happy at 6 months you can discuss changing the profile to hp or mod plus. So sorry you are dealing with this, hopefully as they settle you will start to like them more.  Good luck!!

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  • No idea why ur surgeon would tell u an SRX would look natural. They’re extremely high profile and made for very slender or athletic ladies who prefer the unnatural look or tht want excessive projection. A surgeon I went to tried to give me the same implants via areola bcz I had tubular breasts and I wasn’t like no way. Why would someone even want to give someone of my wider frame narrow implants?  Blew my mind.

    But as they d&F u may grow to like them more... perhaps wait until 6 months post op to make ur final decision. 

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