5 months post op, my breast tissue is sagging down below implant, which treatment would you recommend? (photos)
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Implants riding above breast tissue
- You 100% don't want a vertical lift - so don't have it done.
- If you wait a full year, you may change your mind.
- If you must do something now. positioning the implant lower makes sense,
- If money is not a concern, consider switching to a smooth implant as it can settle, a textured can't.
- Then if that is not good enough, have the perio-areolar lift under local anesthesia.
- Fat grafts may make the breast look bottom heavy.
- Best wishes.
Third option would be to have the implant sit a little lower
A third option would be to have the implant sit a little lower on your chest. This can be done alone or in combination with a slightly larger implant. The reason for a larger implant would be to maintain upper pole fullness while giving you more lower pole expansion.
All the best,
Dr Remus Repta
Sagging breast tissue following augmentation
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5 months post op
5 months post op, my breast tissue is sagging down below implant, which treatment would you recommend?
I do agree that a breast lift should be considered to provide you the most aesthetically-pleasing breast shape, in order to reposition your nipple to a more appropriate position, and at the most projecting part of your breast. With as much ptosis as you still have and what appears to be some laxity of skin, a vertical mastopexy (such as a "lollipop") would give you the best result. Scars on the breast do heal very well and the vertical incision is well-concealed. Otherwise, a periareolar lift to purse-string the areola would also be reasonable to improve the shape, but may not yield the same result as a vertical lift. I do not believe fat grafting would correct the appearance that you have. Hope that this helps! Best wishes and good luck with your decision!
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