Surgeon Tried to Fix the Loose Breast and Loosen the Tight One. Now Worse?


The breast that was loose after repair looks the same , except now scar is bigger and thicker. It looks like a saggy old breast. The one that was too tight, he cut very very low so it would drop. At 5 weeks it is still not dropping and has this ring of swelling under it so it sort of looks like a breast on top of a breast. Is very painful to wear any bra because bra strap hits right in that swollen ring. And now nipples are uneven. Is this normal?

Doctor Answers 3

Breast revision surgery

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A ring underneath the breast sounds like a bottomed out implant and a double bubble issue. I can not say for sure without photos or an exam.

Failed revision breast surgery

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Without photos it is impossible to tell you much about your condition. However, it sounds as if you might have a double bubble on one breast. This is a complicated problem, but often one that can be repaired. This regularly needs a second surgery. 

You should see a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to get a formal opinion through and in-person consultation.

Best of luck,

Vincent Marin, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon

Breasts Augmentation Surgery Revisionary Results?

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Thank you for the question.

Given that you are only 5 weeks out of your revisionary surgery, it is much too early to evaluate the end results. As you mentioned, there are issues such as swelling  that take time to resolve. You may find that the breast implant positions will change with time also.

I would suggest that you continue to follow-up with your plastic surgeon.  Hopefully you will be pleased with the results of surgery several months from now.

Best wishes.

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