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My Implants Are Too Big. Can Saline Be Withdrawn?

I just had breast augmentation with Natrelle saline filled implants. My left breast is a 168-330 filled to 330cc and my right breast is a 168-360 filled to a 420cc. I am post 1 week exactly, as I know my breasts have not settled, a lot of the swelling has gone down. My right breast hurts under my arm and to my back and feels and looks a size larger than my left. I feel that it has been overly overfilled. I'm a sporty girl who started with a 38A and am confidant that I'm better off a B than a C.


Post-op breast augmentation

Thanks for your question. In our San Francisco office we perform breast augmentations very commonly. It is not uncommon for there to be some asymmetry and swelling at one week. This usually takes about 3-6 weeks to resolve more completely. You should talk to your surgeon but don't be in too much of a rush to reduce the size at the one week post-op point. Things will likely continue to get smaller as the swelling resolves. Unfortunately the volume can't safely be changed without risking rupture to the implant and will require replacement of the implant. I hope this helps.

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