Found out through MRI that both my 15 yr old silicon implants are ruptured. Since it has been so long, Where do I start? (Photo)
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Begin by Consulting with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Your procedures should always be performed by a #PlasticSurgeon who is board-certified and has a great deal of experience specializing in cosmetic #surgery. You will then greatly improve your chances of getting the result you desire, and, without the need for a revision surgery. It is suggested that you look at before and after photos of the surgeons actual patients, and read patient reviews. Gathering all of this information will help you make a well-informed decision. 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. With any surgical procedure, there are some risks which your doctor will discuss with you during your consultation.
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Then, I would suggest you visit a few surgeons whose practices concentrate on aesthetic surgery. Ask to see before and after photos.
Dr. Michael J. Brown
Northern Virginia Plastic Surgeon
Ruptured implants require a replacement. Given your size you wold benefit from a lift. I would also recommend a tummy tuck
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative breast and body surgery.
best of luck!
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1. Know if your ruptured implants are intra or extra capsular.
2. It appears you will need a breast lift.
3. Will your new implants be placed in the pre or sub-pectoral position?
4. What was the original approach to your implants- assume through the breast fold
5. Review the incisions associated with the type of breast lift your surgeon recommends
6. Discuss implant style/type and size with your plastic surgeon- fuller filled round gel implants, shaped gel, ect.
7. Discuss the pros/cons of combining as well as staging the breast and abdominal procedures.
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From the pictures it appears you would benefit from a tummy tuck. As part of this your muscles will be tightened. After you have recovered from the surgery I would recommend working out your core, which will be more efficient after the TT. You should have a good result with all this. Good luck!
Second, based on your pictures, you may be a candidate for a tummy-tuck, liposuction, and replacement of your implants. There may be some element of capsular contracture, tightening of the scar tissue around your implants. In most cases, switching from above to below the pectoralis muscle has many advantages esthetically and may lessen the recurrence of capsular contracture. You also have some implant asymmetries that should be addressed. A mastopexy (lift) would give more of a youthful shape to the breasts as well. The lift does entail incisions on the breasts.
You do need to see a plastic surgeon experienced in revision breast surgery. Sometimes dissolvable mesh (SERI) or a collagen sheet called Strattice may be needed to support the implants. The right plan for you of course would based on a thorough consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.
Good luck. Thanks for your question.
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