Muscle flex deformity? How can I fix this? (Photos)
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Placement of Implant - Under or On Top of Muscle
Any time a woman has implants placed under the muscle you will get that flex deformity. In some women, it is barely perceptible, and in others it is dramatic and requires revision and placement of the implant on top of the muscle. As a matter of fact, with competitive female bodybuilders we virtually always have to put the implant on top of the muscle for this very reason because their poses will demonstrate this deformity.
I hope this has been helpful.
Robert D. Wilcox, MD
Tissue Based Implant Selection Prevents Most Complications
Your implants are too large for your soft tissues, and have displaced your inframammary fold too far, resulting in this dynamic deformity. You will need smaller implants, plain and simple, along with a capsulorrhaphy and mesh reinforcement. Anyone telling you that you 'just need to release a little more muscle' is not giving you valid information. If your doctor isn't ABPS certified/ASAPS member surgeon that specializes in revision breast surgery, you should visit a few that are. It will save you a lot of money in the long run. Best of luck!
Flex deformity is part of submuscular implants
Only way to fix flex deformity is to remove its cause. Flex deformity is caused by Pectoral muscle flexing in front of implant. Implant removal is the only way to fix it.
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