Why will my implants not sit in place?

I had breast implants in june 2013 and they both sat to the right of my chest, so had revision in jan2014 and again it feels like the implants are stuck and the left feels like it is not under the muscle. I know its early days but this happened before and the surgeon said my heart surgery meant the chest did not heal very well and this is why, so does he expect my to walk around with crooked breast. I will contact him in a month or so, but I am so worried if I have to have another revision.

Doctor Answers (3)

Your question cannot be answered

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on-line.  Your concerns require a physical exam and review of what your were before surgery and to better appreciate what your current concerns are.  If you are really worried and there is an obvious deformity, you should be in contact with your surgeon now so if any maneuvers known to be beneficial could be implemented before you 'heal'. 


Redding Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Revision breast surgery and concerns

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I think that with your history it would make sense to be seen in person and preferably by your surgeon. It is difficult to comment without more information and photos at the minimum.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Secondary revision issues

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It would not be wise to speculate on your specific issues without a lot more information, and really a personal consultation is important for complex revision issues. When you have already had one revision, and apparently previous heart surgery, detailed analysis and planning is the key to avoiding getting into a cycle of multiple revisions. There are several possibilities: one is that your results really are as good as they can be given the circumstances; another is that revision with an internal bra using material such as Strattice, SERI Scaffold, or GalaFLEX mesh would definitively hold the implants where they need to be; another is perhaps using form-stable implants which are textured and may stay in place better than smooth ones. It may of course be something else.

Richard Baxter, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

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