BA moved down... need new surgery
It is possible for an implant to move out of the expected position. It may also be in a good position but in a position that you do not like. Discuss your concerns with your surgeon. With surgical procedures there are many complex variables with regards to healing. It is impossible for a surgeon to perfectly guarantee a result. Your surgeon will be able to work with you2 what strategies may improve the result if possible. It is a common practice in most cases for the patient to assume the responsibility of part of the cost if a revision is necessary.
It sounds as if your implant dropped below your IMF. This can happen. Every surgeon has a different policy on revision surgery, but it sounds as if yours is only charging you for the hospital fee. Which means waived his or her own fee. This is pretty common. Best, Dr. Nazarian
It sounds like from your description that your implant has migrated too low in the pocket that was created for it. While this is not common after primary breast augmentation, it can happen and can easily be dealt with with a small touchup revision. Each plastic surgeons policies for the costs inherent in these revisions can be different. It's my opinion that the possibility for revision and what the expected costs would be should be delineated to the patient preoperatively so there isn't this surprise and disappointment when this unlikely event does happen. I hope your final result is great. Good luck. W
Unfortunately implants do not always heal correctly despite the best operative technique. It is not an indication that something was done wrong, but often does require revision. Your surgeon is asking you to cover the costs for the facility and anesthesia but is likely not charging you for their services.
My BA moved down... need new surgery?
I appreciate your question.
From your description, it sounds like the implant dropped below the IMF. This can happen with breast augmentations and is most likely related to your particular anatomy. It can easily be corrected surgically.
The best way to assess and give
true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified
plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative breast surgery.
Best of luck!
Thanks for your question. Yes, sometimes a breast implant can migrate slightly to a position lower than would be ideal. That does not reflect a problem with the surgery, but usually more related to your particular underlying anatomy. There may be some options to avoid the costs of general anesthesia, so you might talk w/ your surgeon about the chances of doing this in an office setting. Best wishes.
Implant bottoming out
Sounds like that is what happened, bottoming out means it dropped below the IMF , it can happen with breast augmentations, and can easily be repaired surgically.
Breast augmentation–likely bottoming out
From what you described, it sounds like your breast implant may have bottomed out. That basically refers to the implant moving downwards, or inferiorly, into a lower position than is desirable. It does not necessarily mean that a surgeon did anything wrong. This is a known possible complication in any patient undergoing a breast augmentation.
Good luck and take care, Dr. Howell
I think you are describing a bottomed out breast implant. Some patients are more prone to this based on their anatomy and size chosen. Most likely the surgeon did not do anything wrong.
Breast Implants and Bottoming Out
Thank you for your question about breast implants. Pictures would be
Without picture, the answers that you are going
to get will be speculative in nature.
To be sure, return to see your surgeon or see two or more experienced, board-certified Plastic Surgeons in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have breast implant and related surgery.
I hope this helps.