3 months post op having some complications; will I need revision?

I am just about 3 months post op. it looks like I have developed double bubble on my right breast when I raise my arms. The other issue I'm having is with my left breast. It looks like the implant is more on the side. also when I lay down on my back the left breast falls significantly to the side. And laying on my left side leaves me sore and I feel like I have to hold my breast. Will I need a revision? Note: I am thinking of going larger but would wait awhile if I don't need revision

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Implant issue

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If you are unhappy with the appearance of your implants, you should review it with your surgeon.  You would have to be seen in person to determine the potential problem.

3 months post op having some complications; will I need revision?

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Thank you for your question. Without any pictures I can not comment. Please talk to your PS and express your concerns.

Problems three months after surgery

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Photos would be helpful in answering your question. I generally wait at least three months before considering revisions, unless the problem is major(one implant signicantly higher than another, etc. The double bubble is a frequent problem, and if is significant will require region to correct. If the implants are falling into the axilla whe lying down , this can be addressed surgically. I would discuss these issues with your surgeon , and get his recommendations

Will I need a revision?

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It's difficult to answer your question without an in person examination and photographs. However, I would say if your having this much concern, you may need a second opinion by a surgeon other than your first surgeon. Some of the questions you're having would possibly need to be addressed with a revision on both sides, especially if you were thinking of going larger at that time. Please see another board-certified plastic surgeon for a consultation and a second opinion. Hope this helps good luck. 

Erez Sternberg, MD
Jacksonville Plastic Surgeon
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Contour issues and pain after breast augmentation

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Hard to evaluate your situation with examining you and without pictures....


Nonetheless, if you are having persistent contour issues as well as excess implant mobility and discomfort, then a revision is likely to be needed.  Be sure to consult a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who has a great deal of experience with revision breast surgery.

3 months post op having some complications; will I need revision?

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Based only upon the written description, with any posed photos, sounds like a revision is indicated.

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