Thank you for your question and posting pictures. Generally speaking implants which are moved to the side when lying down need to be repositioned by closing the pocket. I prefer replacing smooth implants with textured cohesive gel silicone implants to avoid this from happening in the future. You would need a consultation for precise recommendations.
Thank you for your question about your breast implant revision.
- This is a complex issue and should be thoroughly discussed with your surgeon but in general -
- You will get a fuller look with a smaller implant pocket.
- A larger implant will give you more implant under your arm pit - it will not solve the problem.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best wishes. Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
I think that without an exam it is impossible to answer your questions. A thorough exam in person will definitely provide the appropriate information to answer your questions. Good luck!
Practices will vary; in my practice, I would be concerned that simply using a larger breast implant and revising the breast lift may not provide you with a long-term improvement in breast implant position. In other words, I would be concerned that you will continue to experience breast implant displacement laterally. Communicate your concerns with your plastic surgeon again; if in doubt, seek additional opinions from well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate lots of examples helping patients with this type of revisionary breast surgery. Best wishes.
From you photos and description, I would be careful. A larger implant may not help much and further skin resection might cause unnecessary without much gain. Get more opinions form experienced surgeons if you can. Hope this helps.
Leland Deane MD FACS
Garden City, NY