Will alloderm add any size in my breasts and can it be used to "manipulate" the breast to look bigger/equal to the other?
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Thanks for your inquiry and sorry for all your struggles. I am unsure how you will feel about the 50 cc of volume difference as this is a subjective question. 50 cc of 400cc is less than 13% difference. Please discuss your concerns with your plastic surgeon and I also hope the alloderm helps, good luck.
Bigger is not always better.
Hello bgurl and thank you for your question. Alloderm provides additional support to your own tissues, but does not add noticeable size to the breast. That said, all women naturally have some asymmetry of their breasts and although a 50cc difference is likely to be noticeable, it may not be depending on the situation. Finally, the heavier the implant, the more stress it places on your skin in the long run. So, if you have a 'weak skin/incision', downsizing your implant is probably a safe choice because it is likely to give you a better result for a longer period of time. Bigger is not always better. I hope this helps.
Sorry to hear you had had so many surgeries. One thing to consider which I frequently do with my patients is remove the implants and replace them in 4-8 weeks. This often simplifies the whole process and is like starting fresh again in many cases. I know it sounds drastic but it works well in my hands. Best of luck.
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Hello and thank you for your question. I alloderm l will not add a significant amount of volume to your breast. It can be used to support the implant if that support is needed. Best wishes Theodore T Nyame M.D.
Alloderm adds very little to the volume of the breast. It can help control the pocket, shape the breast, cover areas to lessen visible ripling and help with the overall stability of the implant. I'm not sure how much this 50 cc difference will make in your situation, but your plastic surgeon should be able to give you a better idea.
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