trying to find research on forming breast pockets & using the new solid Natrelle or Sientra implants. Surgery 1 I had double mastectomy + expanders. A heart scan my left expander burned & it had to be removed. At this time Latissimus Dorsi Flap was done on left breast and implant placed in right breast which moved laterally almost under my arm. 3rd surgery small implant placed with the lat flap an new implant which has also migrated see picture
After 3 Surgeries Still Have Lateral Dislocation of my Right Breast Implant What to Do? (photo)
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Revision Surgery following Breast Reconstruction is Common
This is not an uncommon problem and there are several ways in which it can be remedied.
Most important is to choose a board certified plastic surgeon with experience in this problem to evaluate you and let you know the pros and cons of each of your options.
Repair of implant malposition with Alloderm
The pocket holding the implant appears to have weakened. A material called acellular dermal matrix (such as Alloderm or Strattice) can be uwed as a sort of internal bra to support the pocket and keep the implant in place. A muscle flap is not usually needed for this.
Your right breast implant has been displaced laterally and inferiorly.
This can be repaired with closing the pocket laterally and inferiorly and support the repair with acellular matrix.
Other possibility is a latismus flap on the right as well
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