Why are my implants bulging out on sides? (photos)
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Lateral Implant Bulge
Although your pictures are helpful, it's virtually impossible to make a specific treatment recommendation without performing a physical examination. In general terms, it's reasonable to use a support bra to prevent the implant from moving laterally and a superior bandeau to expand the pocket in an inferior direction. These maneuvers may or may not be successful.
If unsuccessful, secondary revisional surgery might be necessary to close the lateral pocket and expand the inferior pocket. This type of surgery should be delayed for at least six months to optimize wound healing and minimize swelling.
It's important to maintain close contact with your plastic surgeon. Your surgeon should be able to monitor your progress and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
Breast implants bulging out at size after lift and augmentation
While and excessive lateral pocket dissection is part of the problem the other issue is that the breast is hanging down off of the implant even after a lift.
Either your breast implant needs to fall and migrate downward over the next 2-3 months or your breast lift may need revision to lift the breast up onto the implant at which time the breast pocket can also be made smaller by closing it laterally and thus pushing the implant more towards the cleavage area
It possible the shape will improve
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Your appearance will improve as your postoperative swelling resolves
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