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What Can You Do if You’re Unhappy with Your Boob Job Results?

Although our society seems to be fascinated with reports of botched plastic surgery procedures—if gossip columns, tabloids, and reality TV are any indication—breast augmentation complications are actually very rare, so most patients won’t need to worry about this happening. According to one survey from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 98 percent of women are satisfied with the results of their breast augmentation. RealSelf, a popular online resource for finding information on cosmetic procedures, likewise gave the procedure a “Worth It” rating of 97 percent as of 2021. Nevertheless, there are some patients in that slim margin who realize that they’re disappointed with the size of their implants or whose preferences change months or years after their surgery. In less than one percent of cases, complications such as asymmetry, breast skin thinning, rupture, scar tissue formation, or damage to an implant during surgery may occur. When such a problem does occur—which is possible with even the most skilled and experienced surgeon—it can leave patients feeling stressed and anxious. Patients who believe they’ve had a bad boob job can seek advice from Dr. Kevin Cross and the Cross Plastic Surgery team. We provide breast implant revision surgery for Philadelphia-area patients who need it for whatever reason.

If you don’t like what you see in the mirror or believe you’ve had a bad outcome, don’t panic. It’s important to remember that there are options available to get more of the look you want. Here are two things to keep in mind:

  • Give It Time

Sometimes patients think there’s something wrong with their implants, when really what they’re seeing is a normal aspect of healing. It may take many months before your full results appear after the implants “drop and fluff,” so be patient but voice your concerns with your surgeon if you’re feeling frustrated or anxious.

  • Corrective Surgery is Possible

Sometimes corrective surgery is the best option if you’re still bothered by the results or are experiencing adverse effects after you’ve healed. Breast implant revision requires specialized training and experience, so it’s best to go with a doctor who has plenty of experience in reconstructive surgery.

Patients who think they’ve had a “bad boob job” or who are no longer satisfied with the look of their augmented breasts and who want to know more about their options can talk to Dr. Kevin Cross at Cross Plastic Surgery about breast implant revision. Get in touch with us by calling (215) 561-9100 (Philadelphia) or (610) 688-9100 (Main Line), or submit a contact form to request a consultation.

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