Hi, about 4 months ago I downsize from a 750cc modplus breast to a 590cc ultra high profile implant (cohesive gels). I had a Capsulorrahapy done also. My breast are a lot smaller than I wanted .My question is If I increase the size of my breast will it mess up the internal bra that I recently had?
Doctor Answers (8)
If you want to go bigger, then the pocket has to be revised. It all depends upon what you had done before to determine what may need to be done to the capsule to accommodate the new implants.
High profile breast implants
The internal bra (capsulorrhaphy) was performed to stabilize the new implant, which is narrower than the old implant. The repair should be stable (it usually takes 3 months), so if you desire even larger implants, you can do so.
The internal bra was sutured to accommodate the smaller implant. Most likely your pocket was narrowed to match the dimensions of the new implant. Depending on what implant is chosen, and how much the pocket has stretched, the pocket may need to be opened up a bit to fit the larger implant. That should not be a problem.
Take care in choosing the implant size and profile. Your current implant should have more projection than the original one, but the base should be narrower. Figuring out precisely what has changed will be important in making your decision.
Thanks, best wishes.
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