4 weeks post op Breast Augmentation, the new implants appear lateral. Is this normal? (photos)
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Lateral appearance of new breast implants
4 weeks post op Breast Augmentation, the new implants appear lateral. Is this normal?
Yes, you can have a revision to improve your situation.
I would consider an upsize with a wider implant that fits your chest wall better, capsulorraphies to close down the lateral pocket and address the bottoming out, and a circle lift to move your nipple medially (centralizing it over the implant which is moved into a nonanatomic [for you because you are built so lateral] position.
Breast Implant Revision with Widely Spaced Implants
You will likely need an implant that is much wider to fill in the gap between. The implants will also be much larger. A textured implant may prevent lateral migration
To be sure, return to discuss with your plastic surgeon or see two or more board-certified plastic surgeons in your area for a full and complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have surgery.
I hope this helps.
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#BreastImplantRevision - the new implants appear lateral. Is this normal?
If so, then they are appropriately placed. If the implants were more medial (closer to the midline) then the nipples would be on the outer portion of each breast, which is probably not the appearance you'd be happy with. And in this case it's actually your breasts that are a little lateral (that is often the case) and the skin along your sternum is pretty tight.
You would have to go much larger in order to get more medial fullness. And the only other issue is that if that implants are moving around in the pockets too much you could consider textured implants. And you should...as you noted...speak to your PS about this.
But I hope that this helps and good luck,
Dr. Alan Engler
Member of RealSelf100
Too early to consider revision
-Erik Hoy, M.D.