Help Me find the right Doctor to fix my breasts. (photos)
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Help Me find the right Doctor to fix my breasts.
I am sorry to hear about your disappointment with the results of multiple breast operations. I think that, after careful evaluation of your past surgical history, careful physical examination, and a thorough communication of your goals, significant improvement can be achieved with additional breast surgery.
As you know, careful selection of plastic surgeon will be the most important decision patients make when they decide to undergo surgery to achieve a specific outcome. Besides appropriate training and experience (and certification by the American Board of plastic surgery), looking at before/after photographs (and preferably talking to previous patients) can be very helpful in this selection process.
Basically, patients should look at the overall "quality" of the outcomes achieved; in other words, it will be important that patients see lots of examples of outcomes that they would be pleased with. In doing so patients will be able to get an idea of each plastic surgeon's "aesthetic sensibilities". Of course, careful evaluation of the photographs (including factors such as time out of surgery and initial anatomic starting point) will be important as patients evaluate before/after photographs.
Careful planning for correction of breast issues after multiple revisions
The biggest predictor of revision breast implant surgery is a failed prior revision. A bit more information is needed in order to plan for another revision and it needs to be the plan with the highest probability of success. Was your internal bra done on both sides? Was ADM such as Alloderm or Strattice used? Is the capsular contracture issue resolved? Do you perceive a volume difference between the breasts? What type of implants do you have?
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.