A 35-year-old female asked:
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i think my breast implants r to big i only have had them 2.5 years, do i get them out, replaced or do nothing, how do i decide what to do?

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Downsize?: You can certainly exchange your implants to a more comfortable size. Speak with a local plastic surgeon about this. Implant exchange operations usually have a pretty easy recovery.
Answered on Jul 14, 2013
Dr. David Motoki
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Breast Implants: Communicating expectations for final breast appearance after breast implants can be a challenge for the patient and surgeon. Making the decision for no treatment, implant replacement or implant removal is best done with your surgeon or get a second opinion from a plastic surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Only you can decide: This is a decision you must consider on your own using input from various sources including this site. Try to recall the reasons you had the surgery in the first place. Was it on a whim? Were you sufficiently displeased with your smaller breasts that you were willing to undergo the surgery to correct the appearance? Was it to please someone else? I presume you would be happier with downsizing but?
Answered on Jul 14, 2013
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Talk to your surgeon: If your implants are too large, you should have them exchanged for smaller implants in order to make yourself comfortable and happy with your appearance.
Answered on Jan 2, 2015
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Seek Consultation.: Once you have thought about your goals carefully, communicate these goals carefully with a well experienced board-certified plastic surgeon. Sometimes, downsizing of breast implants is all that is necessary. Sometimes, manipulation of the breast implant pockets and/or breast lifting are necessary depending on factors such as breast position, skin elasticity, and patients' goals. Best wishes.
Answered on Jul 17, 2013

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