8 months post, are my implants too low? (Photos)
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Consider a revision procedure to address your concerns.
I am very sorry to hear when women are dissatisfied with their augmentation results, however in your case I believe your concerns are legitimate. Based on your photos, it does appear your implants have bottomed out, making you a candidate for breast implant revision surgery. There’s no inherent danger related to implant displacement, however, if you’re this unhappy with your appearance you should consider having a revision procedure. I would strongly advise you to carefully choose a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in revision procedures to properly address your concerns and have a successful revision. Carefully assess his or her qualifications and experience with revision surgery and ask to see before and after photos of former patients.
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8 months post, are my implants too low?
It is possible that you are feeling the implants significantly along the lower poles of the breasts. Patients in your situation often complain of discomfort in the area of implant malposition. Also, consistent with the breast implant positioning problem, the nipple areola complexes seem to be sitting relatively high, because the breast implants have settled too low. Also consistent with the breast implant displacement problem, the infra mammary scars may be more visible on the lower breast mounds.
I think you will benefit from revisionary breast surgery which will likely involve capsulorraphy ( internal suture repair). This procedure serves to reconstruct the lower poles of the breasts and prevent migration of the breast implants too far inferiorly. Associated issues with positioning of nipple/areola complexes and visibility of scars should improve with this operation. Make sure that the plastic surgeon who does this procedure for you can demonstrate significant experience with revisionary breast surgery. I hope this, and the attached link (dedicated to corrective surgery for bottoming out concerns), helps.
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