350cc Mentor Silicone Moderate Subglandular, Left Capsule Contracture. Need Revision/Lift? Submuscular? ADM? All three? (photo)
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Breast augmentation revision
I'm afraid larger implants will not help you. Larger implants will increase your risk for CC and skin stretch deformity. You may want to consider removing implants altogether as they will continue to be a cause for seeking revisionary surgery. Breast implants are not life long devices and as such require maintenance (revisionary surgery) to keep them in place. I'm sorry you've had such a troublesome outcome. I find that most women in your predicament do much better with complete removal and undergoing The Horndeski Method breast lift. My technique does not require a vertical scar nor breast implants to create upper pole fullness.
I hope this helps.
Revision for Capsular Contracture?
Correction now should at minimum include a new implant and switching to the subuscular position. It may also be worth switching to a textured surface implant which have a lower risk of capsular contracture. Adding ADM may further lower your risk of recurrent capsular contracture, but I don't think that this is a proven concept, and adding ADM will seriously bump up the cost. Removal of the capsule along with the old implant is also important as it will allow the breast tissue to heal back down to the muscle and potentially increase the blood supply to your breast tissue. This will help reduce the risk of nipple loss if you need a breast lift, but it requires doing the lift at a second operation. Or, if appropriate, go with a vertical or lollipop lift which will tend to have a lower potential risk of nipple loss.
If you see several surgeons it is likely that will get several different opinions on how this should be fixed, and I don't think that there is an absolute best way to manage this. You should definitely look for a Real plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who has significant experience in revisionary breast surgery. You should also not choose a certain surgical correction because it is the least expensive option. Cutting costs generally means cutting corners which too often leads to another recurrence, and that is something that you don't need. Paying more for a quality durable result will be worth it in the long run.
Recurrent capsular contracture
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