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Are 600cc Breast Implants Too Large?

I am going in for revision breast augmentation. Currently I have 420cc textured saline implants and they are up high and round. I really like the look, but I do want to change to 600cc textured high profile silicone implants for the difference in feel, as I am experiencing some scar tissue that's bothering me from previous augmentation. Is 600cc too large? I am 5'11" and 140 lbs.

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How big is too big for a breast augmentation?

Thanks for your question. As the other surgeons have mentioned - it is difficult to answer that question. Generally, the larger the implant the bigger the risk of needing a lift later, having back pain, etc. Also, generally the larger the implant the less natural the look. You do have the benefit of already having 420 cc implants so you're already familiar with the general appearance of an augmented breast. The one thing I would caution is typically a high profile 600 cc implant will look substantially different (and likely less natural) from a lower profile implant of similar volume. Spend a fair amount of time trying on sizers or rice and speak with several plastic surgeons. In the end, it is always your decision, just make sure you have a surgeon that can explain the possible risks, benefits and alternatives. I hope this helps.

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