Would you have recommended tear drop or rounds for my breasts? (photos)

I had breast aug w/ a left donut lift 6 mo ago w little progress. I've been told to correct I need another lift in both breasts. I've had discomfort in my breasts(more soreness). A 2nd opinion told me they would have rec rounds over the tear drop. In my own research it seems rounds would have given me the more natural look w natural fold. I'm afraid a lift alone will not give me the natural look/fold & will still give me discomfort. Is 7 mo too soon to switch out implants should I choose?

Doctor Answers 5

Breast augmentation

Thank you for your question and pictures.  I think that  you were the perfect candidate for the Tear drop implants.  That said, it looks like either they were placed too high, they never settled into place (which they usually don't settle too much) or they flipped upside down.  In either case, I think that they can be revised at this time and placed into a better location to give you a very nice and natural result.

Pembroke Pines Plastic Surgeon
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Another lft?

Thanks for posting.  Sorry to hear of your situation.  Another lift is NOT the solution to your problem, and I would question the judgement/experience of an plastic surgeon who recommended that.  You have either significant early capsular contracture (less likely) or inadequate release of the pec muscle to allow the implant to "settle" to a better/proper position.  The situation can be corrected with a short secondary surgery that has nothing to do with lifting.   Your revision breast specialist should be able to show you pictures of exactly this type correction.  Good luck

What is best for my shape

thanks for the question.  Without seeing you for a full examination please be aware that any opinion may be inaccurate and should not be completely believed.  Having said this, however, I notice that your left breast has a lower position for the areola than the right side, and I do believe that a very limited left areolar crescent lift might be recommended to equalize the position of the areolar.  I use textured, teardrop implants a great deal in  my practice and feel that there can be some definite benefit for you in considering this style.  You may want to discuss this with your Plastic Surgeon to get another perspective on this before you would make a change, however.

Good luck to you.

Frank Rieger M.D.  Tampa Plastic Surgeon

Revision BA with or without lift

You have the appearance of the breast falling off the implant OR the implant pocket was never dissected correctly and your implants stayed too hi on your chest(difficult to figure out which one without a physical exam). At this point a lift with new round implant would work, as would a shaped implant. A proper physical exam and conversation about your desired goals would help determine this. 

Pain and un natural appearance

Dear Cin

Sorry for you. Different surgeons have different experience and opinions.

This mans opinion: your present appearance is typical for implants that have given you way too much fullness of the upper chest and the breast is "falling off" the lower nipple areola complex where you needed the lift/fullness.

Now what? My opinion is that another lift is not the solution. In my experience, the properly selected and placed style 410 gummy bear would have given you cleavage and lift without the fake upper bulge. 

You will have to decide who you trust. It is best to not make the same mistake twice.

Richard Sadove, MD
Gainesville Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

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