What are my best options to fix a breast lift I am unhappy with? (photo)
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Breast Lift Problem
Unhappy with mastopexy results
What are my best options to fix a breast lift I am unhappy with?
Best to communicate exactly what makes you “unhappy” and what you would like to achieve with your plastic surgeon, assuming your plastic surgeon is a board certified plastic surgeon. Make sure also that he/she can demonstrate significant experience achieving the types of results you would be pleased with.
Once you have communicated your goals, your plastic surgeon will be able to advise you about the best way to achieve them. Additional skin envelope tightening and/or the use of breast implants may become necessary, again depending on exactly what your goals are.
If you have doubts about your plastic surgeon's abilities, you may benefit from 2nd opinion consultations in person with board-certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience helping patients in your situation.
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Dissatisfied after breast lift. What to do?
This IS a really poor result, and I question whether your surgery was performed by an ABPS-certified plastic surgeon. The design seems misapplied to your anatomy, and technical execution seems suboptimal. Too much tissue was removed when you needed all you had, and perhaps implants as well. I'm trying to be charitable here, since none of us, myself included, has received our Perfection Badge in the mail. But truly, this does fall outside the results you should anticipate from even an "average-capability" surgeon who does at least a few of these per year.
You may need additional surgery, and even if the revision was "free" to less expensive, I would question the wisdom of returning to this surgeon, especially if not an ABPS-certified plastic surgeon. Seek additional opinions as you wait for a full 6-12 months (longer is better, as scar tissue softens and matures), and plan on more surgery. This can indeed be better. Sorry. Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
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