I had an initial submuscular breast augmentation in May. Although I did everything I was supposed to do, the right breast formed a capsule within a month. At the beginning of October, once all the tissues healed/stopped growing, I had corrective surgery, during which the implant was also replaced. I had a drainage tube for approximately 1 1/2 weeks.
Because the entire pocket was encapsulated, including the bottom--which never moved down below the incision site, my surgeon had to strip away all the tissue. To be on the safe side, he enlarged the bottom incision by a few millimeters, which is now the problem. Right after healing, I felt like the bottom, especially the outer edge, was thin and "weak" and looked lower than the left--it is by about 1/2 inch and counting. There has been no re-encapsulation.
After a couple of weeks, he agreed that immediately getting into an underwire for literally 24 hours a day may help scar tissue to work for us. It has not, and he will have to go back in and "tack up" the bottom with a few strategically placed stitches.
Although I have had some issues, I don't feel that my surgeon is to blame--it's just my body. My actual surgeries and recoveries were not that bad--especially the second one.
I had the procedure because my breasts were uneven and without tissue--they were pretty much skin only. I couldn't fill an A cup. I'm fairly young--in my mid 30s, and felt like it was a reasonable thing to do. I had considered it for a few years and finally just did it after a friend had hers done.
Pros: Increased self confidence, especially when nude. Quick healing time.
Cons: Repeated issues associated with the procedure. Although my surgeon covered his costs for the corrective surgery, I still had to foot the bill for the anesthesiology (not inlcuded in below cost.) That said, I still don't regret it, and would recommend it.