Wanting smaller implants & under muscle? (Photos)
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Smaller implants with lift
Smaller Implants/Under the Muscle
Implant revision - implants too large!
- I am sorry your implants are too large for you -
- A 540 cc is definitely a big implant
- Based on your photos, you need an implant of 325 cc or less - depending on your height and weight.
- You also need breast lift which will reduce the areolae.
- Putting the implants under the muscle is a good idea when a breast lift is needed.
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Wanting smaller implants & under muscle?
As you mentioned, sometimes patients undergoing conversion of breast implant positioning from the sub glandular to the sub muscular space benefit from additional maneuvers such as breast lifting (depending on the position of the breast skin envelope in relation to the position of the sub muscular breast implants) and/or the use of acellular dermal matrix for lower pole support. Closing off the existing breast implant pocket is a technique utilized to help prevent the breast implant from moving back into its previous space. Patients undergoing these types of conversion operations should understand that they may experience movement of the breast implants when the pectorals major contracts (flexion or animation "deformity"). In my opinion, this is the only downside associated with breast implants placed in the sub muscular (dual plane) position.
Generally speaking, the best online advice I can give to ladies who are considering revisionary (downsizing) breast augmentation surgery is:
1. Concentrate on choosing your plastic surgeon carefully. Concentrate on appropriate training, certification, and the ability of the plastic surgeon to achieve the results you are looking for. Ask to see lots of examples of his/her work.
2. Have a full discussion and communication regarding your desired goals with your plastic surgeon. This communication will be critical in determining breast implant size/type/profile will most likely help achieve your goals. In my practice, the use of photographs of “goal” pictures (and breasts that are too big or too small) is very helpful. I have found that the use of words such as “natural” or "down 2 cup sizes” or "large B, small C cup" etc means different things to different people and therefore prove unhelpful. Also, as you know, cup size varies depending on who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup size may also be inaccurate.
3. Once you feel you have communicated your goals clearly, allow your chosen plastic surgeon to work with you in determining the best plan to achieve your goals.
I hope this, and the attached link (dedicated to revisionary breast surgery, specifically downsizing breast augmentation surgery concerns), helps. Best wishes.
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