Animation deformity is an expectation of submuscular implants, and is a worthy tradeoff for additional implant coverage, much lower rates of capsular contracture, and less interference with mammography. Discuss your concerns with your surgeon. Best of luck.
Animation issues occur with submuscular implants,releasing the muscle may not improve the condition. Sometimes placing them subglandular will help
It will not go away even with another surgery
Flex deformity of breasts is a part of all submuscular implants. As long as implants are under the muscles it will persist. Muscle release will not help either.
From what you described in your post it sounds like the animation deformity is due to having a sub muscular implant. All patients when they forcibly flex the pectoralis muscle will have the implant flatten and extend outward. Cutting more of the muscle although it would relieve some of this deformity may cause exposure of the inner part of the implant near the cleavage where you may uncover some wrinkling. I don't think it's a bad idea to get a second opinion from another plastic surgeon. Good luck.
Breast Implants - Animation Deformity
Your animation deformity with not go away on its own and does require surgical release of the muscle to prevent it from contracting. I think if you are concerned you should seek other opinions as this can help reduce your anxiety about whatever you choose.
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Nothing wrong with a second opinion
While I agree that most of the time, your primary surgeon should be able to, and most likely want to, deal with any issues related to your original surgery. However, I completely disagree with the notion that you should not get a second opinion from a board certified plastic surgeon if you have any questions before or after you have plastic surgery. It may end up more expensive at another surgeon's office, but they may have different opinions on what, if anything, needs to be done to help you achieve your goals.
Hello, if you have noticed that your implants move with muscle flexion and this is a longstanding issue, it seems unlikely that it will resolve on its own. However, you would need a proper assessment to assess the issue and give recommendations. You could always consider a second opinion with another surgeon since this will confirm your options.