"I am 5 ft 8 tall weighing 145 lbs. My first choice was 440cc implants but after operation my surgeon he couldn’t place 440cc since my pocket was small. So he placed 375 cc. Now I think that my breasts are still small compared to my body structure."


DR. POUSTI: Breast Too Small after Breast Augmentation?

Thank you for your question and photos.

You should be aware that a significant percentage of patients at your stage of recovery will feel that they are “too small”. I have found, that with time, as breast implants “settle” that the resulting breast size/shape seem larger. You may be able to see this for yourself if you stand in front of a full-length mirror and “pull up on the breast skin and down on the breast implant”; as the breast implant moves into the lower part of the pocket and the nipple/areola move up, the breast may appear to be larger in appearance.

I would suggest you wait at least 3 to 6 additional months before you make any decisions regarding the results of your breast augmentation surgery. This waiting time will allow you to (potentially) physically and psychologically adapt to the new body image.

Best wishes.

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