I had breast implants 420g. 14 months ago placed in front of the muscle, in the last 6 months they have flipped 3 times, my left one once and my right one twice. My surgeon has booked me in for surgery in 2 weeks to remove and replace my implants behind the muscle. Will this correct the problem? Will it change the appearance/ placement of my breasts? Thanks in advance… Xxx
A: Details provided suggest you have had an anatomical shaped implant
Thank you for your question. The details provided suggest that you have had subglandular placement of textured anatomical shaped silicone implants. These implants are not round and result in abnormally shaped breasts when they rotate. Anatomically shaped implants are manufactured with textured surfaces to encourage tissue adherence to reduce the likelihood of displacement.
If these assumptions are correct then many options that can be exercised to remedy the problem. In my opinion, replacing the implant with a round implant will essentially eliminate the problem of abnormal breast shape since the rotation of a round implant does not change the shape. Since the rotation of a round implant is not problematic, it is my preference to use a smooth surface implant.
Site change of the implant to a submuscular position is especially important if you wish to downsize or replace with an anatomical shaped implant.