Do I need a revision? How will they go about fixing it? (Photos)
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May Be Best to Consult with Your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Typically, it's best to wait 6 to 12 months depending on the reason for #revision. The most common reasons women seek breast implant #revisions are to change their implant #size, and, capsular contracture. Capsular Contracture occurs in about 5-10% of breast #augmentation patients. However, only a small number of these patients experience pain or visual issues that actually require correction. At this point, it may be best to consult with your doctor or one who is board certified to confirm if you are experiencing capsular contracture.
Additional matters of concern which many seek a revision are malposition of the implant, changes in shape and size following pregnancy, weight change and also #deflation or #rupture of an #implant. Please be advised that each patient is unique and previous results are not a guarantee for individual outcomes. As with all cosmetic surgery, results will be rewarding if expectations are realistic. The right technique to address your concern will be discussed during your one-on-one in-person consultation. Most importantly, communication and asking questions of your surgeon and the staff are key.
Capsular contracture and breast lift revision
It does appear that you have a capsular contracture displacing your implant upward. This may have caused the nipple on that side to appear lower. The other possibility is that the nipple on that side needs more of a lift. A word of caution on the 6 month thing. Six months is only an average time period that we tell patients that it will take for implants to settle into position. So, some patients may take 8 or 9 or even 12 months for their implants to settle. An in person history and exam, along with review of pre-operative photos would be required to make that determination. Good luck!
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Thank you for your question and posting appropriate pix. Looks as though you may have capsular contracture and may benefit from implant and pocket revision. I prefer shaped devices for patients with breast construction. You would need an in person consult for precise advice.
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