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Breast Augmentation: What To Do If You’re Unhappy

Breast implants are a great way to increase the size of your breasts, alter the shape of them, or if you are wanting to undergo reconstruction after invasive surgery. There can be many positives to undergoing a procedure to change the size and/or shape of your breasts, but not every procedure is a success and can leave some people dissatisfied with their results.

Undergoing cosmetic surgery can be a physically and emotionally trying time, so when the results of the procedure are not what you were hoping for, it can be easy to think the worst. At Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors, we have put together some recommendations for those who are struggling to accept their surgery.

Give it time

The most important thing to do before rushing into any decisions is to give yourself time to think about why you are dissatisfied with your implants. Are they the wrong shape? Are they too small/large? It is vital you give your body time to get used to the implants. Remember that a foreign object has been inserted in your body and it may take a while for you to get used to this new part of your body.

You will, of course, witness a change in the size and shape of your breasts after the augmentation process but this does not mean that this is the size and shape that they will stay at. After surgery, bruising and swelling are common, so do not be alarmed by this. The swelling will go down over time, and the implants should become more comfortable as the muscles settle over them. If you are unhappy with the results after a week or two, it is worth remembering that this may not be enough time for the implants to settle in your body.

Be sure to keep up with the implant exercises that your cosmetic surgeon will give you as these should help with any discomfort and should allow your implants to settle properly.

Talk to your surgeon

Your surgeon has a duty of care to help you with any issues you may be having with your implants. Talk through your options with them and if there is anything you can be doing yourself to help ease any discomfort.

If you are unhappy with the sizing or the shape of the implants, tell your surgeon. Let them know that you are concerned with the look of them and go through what options are available to you.

It may be that the surgeon recommends another procedure to correct the issue that you are having. It is important to discuss the financial aspect of this. If the procedure was fine but you are just not happy with the shape or look of them for purely aesthetic reasons, the surgeon may not be willing to perform the procedure without further payment. Remember to discuss this with them at your consultation.

Support groups

The chances are that you are not the first person who has been left feeling dissatisfied by their breast implant surgery. While you may take some time going back and forth with your cosmetic surgeon about your feelings towards your implants, it’s good to have a support system around you for this.

Support groups for botched surgery may be an option for you to get some additional emotional support, they may also offer to share their own experiences with their own dissatisfying breast implant procedure.

Talk to us

Here at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors, we take pride in being able to help those who are not happy with their cosmetic procedures. If you are unhappy with your breast implants and they are causing you pain and discomfort, come and talk to us. We have a lot of experience dealing with breast surgery issues.

We are one of the UK’s leading cosmetic surgery claims and beauty negligence solicitors. Contact us today for a call with a member of our expert team on 0808 252 0175, or fill in our online contact form to request a callback.

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Mike Saul


Michael Saul is a partner at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors, where he brings his extensive specialist legal expertise and passion for helping people to the forefront of his work. With a proven track record of success in cosmetic surgery negligence cases, Michael has dedicated his career to providing clients with the highest level of representation and achieving favourable outcomes.

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