Pain after lipo and pec implants.
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My nipples are much lower than the implant after pec implant surgery: can this be corrected?
Thank you for your question.
Having pictures would help us tremendously, if you could.
The NAC (nipple-areolar complex) should be approximately 1,5 - 2cm above the inferior pec line, i.e. above inferior edge of the implant. So yes, your implants might still be high. So now after 9 months, there has been a capsule of collagen securing the implants to the ribcage and the implants cannot move down any longer.
In a female with breast implants, this could be caused also by a capsular contracture. It is possible for pec implant as well, yet extremely rare as the implants are solid in North America and hard to deform (I still have to see one in my practice).
Either way, one has to go back in and open the capsule inferiorly, which is not the easiest via an underarm approach unless your plastic surgeon is equipped with endoscopic instruments... Opening the capsule inferiorly would allow the implant to descend... and I would then suggest wearing a compression velcro-band for several weeks post op to help the implant to take its new position.
In a way, it is a slightly easier problem to fix than an implant that is now sitting too low, allowing 5-6cm between the inferior edge and the NAC, making the implant look like female breasts.
Hope this helps.
Dr. Marc DuPéré, Aesthetic, cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon
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