downsizing breast implantsPerhaps your breast augmentation surgery did not go exactly as you planned, and you aren’t happy with downsizing your breast implants results. Or maybe your surgeon did a great job, but the large implants you picked out don’t look as good as you originally envisioned. Whatever your reason, it is possible to “downsize” your implants, swapping out large implants for a more modest pair. If you are interested in downsizing your implants, Dr. Ary Krau tells you what you need to know here.

Your Choice of Surgeon Matters

Though implant replacement surgery is usually a straightforward procedure, it is more involved than primary breast augmentation. To get the natural-looking results you want, your choice of plastic surgeon matters greatly. Don’t select a surgeon based on price alone — credentials, experience and good communication skills are far more important qualities. You should vet your potential surgeon thoroughly, looking at examples of their previous implant work. Ideally, your surgeon should be very experienced with implant revision surgery on patients whose needs are similar to yours.

Use Photos To Communicate Your Surgical Goals

Communicating that you would like to be a certain cup size is ambiguous. After all, everyone has their own idea of what “B cup breasts” look like, and cup size can vary among bra manufacturers. It is more helpful to use photographs to convey what you want your breasts to look like after your implant revision surgery. Even photographs that show breasts you consider too big or too small can add to your conversation with your surgeon and help to clarify your personal preferences. After you and your surgeon are on the same page about your goals of surgery, the surgeon can help you pick out your new implant size.

Your Breasts May Need a Lift

Be prepared for the possibility that, in addition to swapping out your implants, your breasts may need a lift to achieve the cosmetic outcome you desire. Depending on the size of your old implants, the size of your new implants and the quality of your skin, your skin may not adequately contract over your adjusted breast volume, and you may be left with loose excess skin. Surgical breast lift techniques will remove the excess skin and tighten the remaining skin over your new implants for beautiful and youthful-looking breasts.

Talk to Dr. Krau About Implant Revision Surgery

You deserve to be happy with your implants. If you went too big the first time around, Dr. Krau can help you downsize to a more suitable breast size. Start the conversation today by requesting a consultation at his Miami office. Call or email us today to request an appointment.

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