Breast Augmentation revision (Photo)
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Lift and Augmentation Revision?
One thing that is clear is that this yet another example of complexity and difficulty in achieving consistently high quality results when an augmentation and breast lift are performed at the same time. Studies have shown that the revision rate for this combined procedure are 30% or greater. Hopefully your surgeon discussed this issue with you prior to your surgery.
Breast augmentation revision
Ideally you know the reason for why the breast implant is so displaced. Putting it on top of the muscle may make you more prone to capsular contracture.
What is causing your size discrepancy?
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There are many possibilities which could have led to this appearance of the breasts.
It is clear the right breast implant is sitting higher than the left and has not descended into the lower pole of the breast creating a significant difference in the appearance. However, there is also a significant difference in the volume of the breasts which may require maneuvers other than implant manipulation alone.
Going above the muscle is not a solution I would recommend in this situation with the information you have provided. The rate of encapsulation of breast implants above the muscle is higher than below and this would also create more problems for future procedures.
Capsular contracture within the first 8 weeks is very unusual and I am not sure why you were told the muscle was "ripped".
I would suggest seeking another consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in breast surgery and breast revision surgery.
Good luck and I hope this was helpful
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