Breast augmentation. What can be done to fix this? (Photo)
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Gland sagging after breast augmentation
Thanks for posting your question. I am happy to try and help you. It is important to remember that a board certified plastic surgeon will be your best resource when it comes to an accurate assessment of your situation, and concerns.
Having said that, it looks like you are having a bit of separation of the breast implant position to the breast tissue. If the implant moves freely then you do not have a restriction problem. If you do have limited movement in that implant then you may be developing a progressive problem. It would be best for you to return to your PS and be properly evaluated.
Breast implant issue
Thank you for your clinical post and photos. You are approximately 5 months post-operatively and from your clinical description there may be several processes that play to account for your observations with the left breast. You may be developing an early capsular contracture with distortion of the implant and the overlying soft tissue. Management of this problem would be operative management of the capsular contracture itself.
It may be that as the swelling has subsided that you’re seeing the edge of the breast gland and the underlying implant becomes visible at the indentation at the junction between the two also known as a double bubble and this may have been your smaller breast pre-operatively.
Hematoma could have collected and this could be a retraction of that hematoma collection.
The best advice is to visit with your operative plastic surgeon as they are in the best position to make the clinical diagnosis. A breast ultrasound may help elucidate the implant integrity and the pocket itself.
If this is a double bubble, fat grafting to the indentation in the lower pole is usually tremendously helpful. Correction of a capsular contracture may also be required if that’s the underlying pathology.
Follow closely with your plastic surgeon and I think you’ll end up with an excellent result.
I hope this information has been of some assistance and best of luck.
For more information, please review the link below. Also review the areas on fat transplantation to the breast.
R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D.
Certified Plastic Surgeon
Breast implant issue
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Despite your excellent photographs showing well the right breast contour irregularity 6 months post breast augmentation, an examination is still necessary to elucidate the cause. There are a myriad of possible causes (capsular contracture, implant visibility secondary to thinning of tissues, etc.) with differing treatments. I suggest you return to your surgeon for evaluation.
An exam would be necessary to see if there is scar tissue, lump, capsule, implant edge, fat necrosis, old hematoma , etc. Close follow up with your plastic surgeon is recommended.
Breast augmentation. What can be done to fix this?
Obviously, the best way to diagnosis capsular contracture would be to see your plastic surgeon. In the mean time, scar and breast massage may help.
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