American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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4 months ago

I regret my breast augmentation the next day

How soon can I get these removed? I am miserable and crying constantly. Biggest regret of my life. Can my surgeon take it out within the same week/month?

Procedure: Breast Augmentation
Location: Woodbridge, VA

Replies 5

Tracy McCall
ASPS Surgeon

Neither breast augmentation nor implant removal should be taken lightly. I have not seen you as a patient. I would recommend that you speak with a counselor about this. You need to come to the right decision about the future of your breasts. You've already stated that you regret the decision to get the augmentation. Get help to get to the heart of your desires.

Benjamin Van Raalte
ASPS Surgeon
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Adjustment reactions do happen. Most likely. What is going on is an adjustment reaction. In other words, your brain is giving you mixed signals. Before you wanted it and now that you have it , it wants them out. It could be due to the perioperative pain or the change in your appearance. Over the 35 years I've been in practice. I've had several patients who the first week insisted they wanted them out. All of them I said it would be inappropriate to take them out right away. If you still want them out at 3 months I will do so. All of them at 3 months were very happy. In fact, several wished they had gone larger. Thus, it is too soon to take them out as it would be inappropriate. But be reassured if that is the case later you still can do so. But most likely you are just adjusting in your brain is giving you mixed signals. It could be that it sees it as too large or wrong. It could be the discomfort is telling you to do something.

Scott Kasden
ASPS Surgeon

Hi Jadie

So sorry to hear about your regrets.

The implants can be removed just about any time. I would suggest however that have an open and honest discussion with your surgeon to share your concerns. It may not be the best idea to make big decisions right after surgery/anesthesia when you are recovering and on meds.

Remember, your surgeon is you partner in this so listen to him, and be sure he hears you too!

All the best.


Alfred Antonetti
ASPS Surgeon

They can be take out any time but this is a reaction that sometimes happen and with some time you will start to like the situation. I would recommend to wait just a little and you probably will change your mind. This is something that you need to discuss with your surgeon and not seek a bunch of different opinions from people that do not know you or have examined you.

Frederic Corbin
ASPS Surgeon

Sorry for your regrets do speak to your surgeon who knows what he did and what might be the best approach to correct your problem and relieve your concerns


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