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What is the recommended recovery time before having a modification performed on an original breast augmentation?

Q:

My daughter had a breast augmentation for asymmetrical breasts in March 2013. They are still noticeably different in size and she would like to have them modified. What is the recommended waiting period from original procedure to modification procedure?

A:

 Thank you for your question. Normally, a period of at least three to six months is required to see the final result with the type of surgical procedure you have described. Consider obtaining a copy of your daughters operative report and pre-operative photographs from the original provider. Then, consider a consult with one of the many members of the ASAPS in your area. They are experts in corrective surgery. Best,

 

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

A:

Amy,

This question is best answered by the Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who performed the original surgery.

Generally speaking, I recommend at least 6 and preferably 9 months for healing before having revision surgery after breast augmentation.

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