Breast augmentation with uplift but breasts have now drooped. Thinking of getting a revision. Can this lead to snoopy breasts?
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Drooping after subglandular breast augmentation
Breast Augmentation with lift and now Snoopy
Thanks for your question. Without photos it is difficult to assess your situation in a complete manner. I am not sure that I would agree with your surgeons assessment of the situation. If the tissue is droopy then you just need a redo lift, but at 6 months it seems that the wrong type of lift was done. A redo lift will prevent a snoopy breast. If you are uncomfortable with your surgeons recommendations seek another opinion to make sure you are getting the best care possible. But discuss your concerns with your surgeon thoroughly first. Good luck!
All the best,
Carlos Mata MD, MBA, FACS
@breastlift @breastaugmentation @docmata #drcarlosmata
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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Assume the nipple is in ideal position. If the implant mound settles high, the nipple looks low. If the implant mound settles low, the nipple looks high. This is always a gamble.
If the nipples were correctly located, and there was no dislocation of the implant by capsular contraction, then this is likely a skin envelope problem. There would be no reason to relocate the implant. The excess skin can be remeasured and re-draped.
If the mound is perfect but the nipple is low, it can be adjusted.
If the skin envelope was fine, but capsular contracture dislocated the implants upward, you have a more difficult problem to correct. There is a high chance of capsular contracture recurrence. Options will vary with degree of deformity and severity of contracture. Acellar dermal grafts may offer new hope.
If you have no ripples in the cleavage, or capsular contracture, there is usually no reason to relocate the implants.
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