Breast Augmentation Dilemma: I Hate My New Boobs!

Unhappy after a breast augmentation

Have you ever had buyer’s remorse? Well, some people get breast implant remorse - too large, too small, too something.

There can be a massive weight of expectation that getting breast implants will be the plastic surgery equivalent of your fairy godmother (aka your plastic surgeon) waving a magical wand (a scalpel) and ‘ta da’ perfect boobs.

Plastic surgery isn’t magic though!

I hate my breast implant size!

If you’re feeling depressed about your breast implant size (perhaps you’re even hiding them or can’t face looking at them) you are not alone.

The most common disappointment women experience after breast augmentation is related to breast implant size... and usually that they’re too small (the dreaded boobie greed).

Feel reassured that most people go on to love their breasts. If you’re still early in the healing process... give yourself a break. Boob greed/remorse/disappointment is tough.

Give Your Breast Implants (and mind) Time to Adjust

Having negative feelings about your breast implant size/shape can be a drain on your breast augmentation journey experience.

Be kind to yourself.

Having plastic surgery may make you feel like you’re striving for perfection and it’s hard to accept that perfection is impossible.

Getting breast implants is a big change to your body... give it time for you to adjust before making any final judgment about your new boobs.

What If I Liked my Pre-Breast Implant Self more?

Perfection is a seductive concept but it doesn’t exist.  While there’s no such thing as Goldilocks ‘just right’ boobs, there is such a thing as the perfect boobs for you.

If your breast augmentation results aren’t what you expected try asking yourself what you expected. The girls are sisters, not twins so any asymmetry was probably there before.

What did you start with? There’s every chance your post-surgery breasts are better than before. Hopefully given the space and time to adjust to the changes you’ll learn to love them.

Talk To Your Plastic Surgeon

If you’re having negative feelings about your new breast implants reach out to your plastic surgeon. Your relationship with them shouldn’t end straight after surgery.

Tell them how you’re feeling. At the least you’ll be reassured and at the worst you’ll formulate a plan to head for revision.

If you’re really not falling for them after 6 months (when all the major settling should be done) this is the earliest a good plastic surgeon would consider a breast augmentation revision for anything other than complications.

If you’re trying hard to love your new girls you’re halfway there. Just give yourself time. Plastic surgery isn’t magic... learn to find your own version of perfection!

Thoughts from Dr. Glenn Davis

While most women are very happy with their augmentation after surgery, it does take some time to become accustomed to a change to your body. The appearance of your breasts will evolve to a fair degree in the first few weeks after surgery as swelling decreases and the implants settle into place.

Our accuracy in finding the implant size that you will be happiest with has greatly improved with Vectra 3D imaging. If, for some reason, you are still less than happy after everything has stabilized, a conversation with your surgeon is the best way to determine if a revision or changing your implants for another size would be a good option.