When you're unhappy with the result

I'm having trouble accepting that this is my final result. I had implants put in 3 weeks ago, I wanted a lift but my surgeon said I didn't need one. I had 410cc teardrops put in and I'm extremely upset because I feel my nipples sit too low and they've already dropped so far and sagged. Other people I know have said that when they came out of surgery their breast felt hot and like they were going to explode because the skin was so tight, I barely had this feeling. I'm extremely unhappy and I want to know if I have any rights to go back to the surgeon and get this fixed at her cost? I spent $12,000 to be just as unhappy with myself as I was before except now my unhappiness is laden with guilt on spending so much money on a materialistic thing that didn't give a good result.

May 10th, 2016 SA

  • Answer
    Dr. Raymond Goh

    Raymond Goh

    123 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    Queensland, Australia

    Hi Tahlialee93.
    Sorry to hear of your post surgery disappointments. 
    Firstly, at three weeks, it is still a little too early to judge the eventual outcome after breast augmentation. Secondly, when some patients report feelings of extreme tightness after breast augmentation, it may actually represent excessive swelling, which can be quite common, but is generally not considered a positive thing. Finally, and most importantly, it is vital that you stay in close touch with your plastic surgeon. You should have regular follow ups with them. Let them know how you feel about the result and any concerns that you may have. Every good surgeon will aim to get the best result possible for their patient.
    All the very best.
    Dr Ray Goh
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    Dr. Alex Phoon

    Alex Phoon

    26 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    New South Wales, Australia

    Hi Tahlia,
    I'd certainly be waiting for things to settle if I was you. At 3 weeks you will still be in the early stages of healing. Certainly go back to your surgeon and tell her how you are feeling and I am sure they will be able to support you through this phase of your recovery.
    Kind regards,