Q: Breast augmentation corrective surgery. Any suggestions?

Q: Breast augmentation corrective surgery. Any suggestions?

(Last Updated On: October 4, 2018)

Q: Breast augmentation corrective surgery. Any suggestions?

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.

Dr. Chen Lee

Dr. Chen Lee is the co-founder of the Montreal plastic and cosmetic surgery clinic AESTHETICA MD. In 1986, he received his medical degree from the University of Toronto and was accepted as a resident of surgical science at McGill University in Montreal. In 1994, Dr. Lee practised at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center as a member of academic staff in the Faculty of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Lee was a Professor of Plastic Surgery specializing in the treatment of complex cosmetic, reconstructive and oncologic deformities of the face, head, and neck. Dr. Lee returned to Montreal in 2002 when he was recruited as the Chairman of Plastic Surgery and Associate Professor at McGill University. In 2005, he turned his attention to his private practice at Aesthetica MD where he uses his training, expertise, and many years of experience to change or improve imperfections of the face, neck, and body.
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