While doing your breast augmentation research, you'll find lots of positive and also plenty of negative stories out there. Surgery comes with risks and sadly, for a small number of women, complications do occur.
But what if you just don't like your breast implants? What then?
Will I Be Happy With My Breast Implants?
Thankfully most women are happy with their decision to get breast implants and are totally satisfied with their surgical outcome.
But, over on the darker side of breast implants, there are women who never adjust to their implants and experience feelings of regret, remorse and disappointment.
I don't claim to be an expert in the psychological side of breast implants by any means! But, from what I've read, when you have strong feelings of remorse after a breast augmentation it can often be because your expectations were unmet.
Buyer's Remorse after Breast Implants
The healing journey after a breast augmentation is likely to include some fleeting feelings of buyers remorse.
What did I do?!
Luckily, for most of us it's just that... fleeting. And we come out on the other side of healing with acceptance, satisfaction and love for our new girls. But if buyer's remorse is a bit more persistent in your thought process and for some reason you don't like your breast implants, the first thing you should do is: give it some time.
You should wait until your breast implants have fully settled (at around the 6-month mark) before making a final judgment on your outcome. Patience really is key.
Most of your boobie bummers (including the boobie blues) go away once you've had time to adjust and you've hit your healing stride.
Things work out best...
Things work out best for those who make the most of how things work out.
If you can't shake the feelings of breast augmentation buyer's remorse, whatever you end up deciding to do should be right for you and decided by only you.
If the reason you're not in love with your breast implants is down to a cosmetic complication (e.g. double bubble) you should know... most breast implant problems can be fixed. One of your options after you've given yourself some headspace is to consider a breast augmentation revision.
If, in the end, you choose to end your boobie journey and decide you don't want breast implants anymore... that's okay too. Ultimately, you've got to do what's right for you.
The thing to realize when you embark on a boobie journey is that it's okay to feel a full range of emotions. It's a perfectly normal process of adjusting to and accepting the life (and body) change breast implants bring.
Thoughts from Dr. Michelle RoughtonWhile there's really high satisfaction among the majority of women after breast augmentation, it's true that there's a certain percentage that may need or want a revision at some point.
As Jenny Eden mentions, if there's a problem with the shape or position of your breast, those a correctable issues, and if it's something as straightforward as a desire for smaller or larger implants, that can typically be done through a simple procedure with minimal downtime.