I had a breast reduction 5 years ago. Before the reduction I wore a 38E bra and I now wear a 38C. I had the breast reduction because, being a previous lymphoma survivor, I was scared that having too much breast tissue might put me at risk of getting breast cancer. The problem is that my breasts now have no shape. I really want to have breast implants in the near future, but I didn't know if that is possible. Could you please tell me what type I should get and if they should be under/over the muscle?
Breast Implants After Reduction to Improve Breast Shape?
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Breast Implants After Breast Reduction
Breast reduction surgery is a wonderful surgery to alleviate many of the symptoms of large breasts, such as back pain, shoulder grooving and skin irritation underneath the breast crease. However, some of the older techniques of breast reduction resulted in smaller breasts without much fullness or shape. Most women want a smaller breast, but not to lose a feminine shape.
Breast implants or augmentation after Breast reduction
Yes, it is possible and I have done this before, In order to get the best projection,you may want to consider high profile implants over the muscle. However, I would not make a formal recommendation without an examination and measurements and discussion of the risk alternatives and benefits.
I am including a video of a patient who underwent this procedure. She is the first patient. She underwent augmentation after a reduction but the implants dropped to low and required a revision to lift them to the proper height.
Breast implants after reduction
Breast implants may very well improve your shape after a breast reduction that is five years old. An exam would be critical.
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