Hi, I had a BA/BL 3 years ago and left me with terrible scars and residual pigment. The scars have been high up on my breast since day 1 and are not due to "bottoming-out". However I do feel they have started getting lower and seem to be losing shape. My question is how much would it be to remove the pigment and place the implants higher up? And after putting the implants in the proper position, would I get more fullness? Thank you!
Approximate Cost to Move Implant Up and Remove Areola Pigment?
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Approximate Cost to Move Implant Up
To ensure that you are receiving quality work at the most cost effective prices, consult with board certified plastic surgeons that own their own nationally accredited facilities. The quality must be maintained at the highest level to maintain accreditation. The surgeons also have incentive to hire and train quality staff (to ensure that surgery is efficient and enjoyable), to ensure comfortable and private facilities (to encourage referral), and to eliminate waste (to ensure that these facilities can compete effectively).
Breast Implant Revision fees
The fees for breast revision surgery will vary based on a number of factors including your geographical location, exact nature of the corrective surgery, facility fees, and anesthesia fees. Contact your original Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for a quote. I would then contact two other reputable Board certified Plastic Surgeons in your area to determine if the cost is reasonable. Best wishes!
Implant positoin change
As for the fees, they will be different in california, but certainly if the breasts asre soft, some of the pigment can be removed by a scar revision, It looks like you have bottoming out, and the folds can be raised which would lift the implants.
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You have bottoming out of the imlants
Revisional breast surgery planning
Both implants have bottomed out bilaterally and you have widened mastopexy scars. You will require an inferior breast fold reconstruction with acellular dermal matrix (I use Strattice), revision of all of the mastopexy scars, and perhaps smaller implants. Improved implant positioning will create more 'upper pole' fullness and center the implant beneath you nipple position. This is a challenging revision to get right - seek out a surgeon that does a lot of revisionary cosmetic breast surgery.
Repair of bad augmentation mastopexy
Yours is a complex and expensive repair.
You need a full inframammary crease reconstruction (maybe with Starttice), and a re-lift and excision of the scars. Your nipples must not go any higher but the lift needs to be re-done to improve the scars. The implants will look fuller above when the creases are fixed.
Sorry for the trouble but this is much harder than the first operation. If your implants sat where they are from the very beginning, you need a new doctor.
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