Capsular contracture 3 months post-op. Surgeon wants to do lift on CC breast but I think it will make asymmetry worse. (photo)
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Post op problems
Dear Ambersue,I'm sorry you had this problem! It looks like you had a really nice result initially, but now are pretty shrunken on the contracted side. I would discuss this with your surgeon again - and the bottom line is - if you don't want a lift, don't get one. As you were a little large and more ptotic on the left than the right, your surgeon might consider a slightly larger implant on the right to try to even things out. The most important thing before any revision surgery is that you and your surgeon agree on the issues and the plan to address them. As much as I encourage you to work with the plastic surgeon who did the original surgery, if you can't see eye to eye it may be time to get some other opinions. Remember to look for a board certified surgeon, and best of luck.M. Renee Jespersen MD
I agree with you. Beware of a lift on the side with a cc. In my opnion (44 years experience), the only real teatment for a cc is capsulECTOMY, nor capsulOTOMY. The liklihood of recurrence is very high with capsuolotomeyonly. Judging from the high point above your nipple, I would do a capsulectomy and repositioning of the implant. Good luck!
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