39yr old with a disastrous history of breast augmentation performed overseas, having a 4th revision operation. Significant chest wall (outwardly projecting left breast/chest wall) and breast abnormalities including severe scarring/retraction around the left nipple make a perfect result impossible!
Procedure involved removing old implants, changing tissue plane, closing the hole between the breast implant pockets, and inserting a smaller volumes conical shaped implant 260cc low profile.
Please note that revision breast augmentation surgery is often not easy as there are a number of factors to
- 1. The previous anatomical factors as mentioned above for primary augmentation.
- 2. Placement of implant i.e. above or below the muscle
- 3. The implant capsule – scarring that occurs around the implant
- 4. Type of implant
- 5. Changes of the breast tissue since previous augmentation i.e. thinning of the breast tissue and or drop of the breast tissue off the implant.
- 6. Trying to compromise by using bigger volumes and not having an Uplift, may result in a visible implant (to touch and feel), increased risks of rippling and further surgery such as an uplift.
Please note that aiming for perfection in a breast augmentation is not realistic as the biggest determinant of your outcome is what your breast looked like prior to surgery. A surgeon can use the same implant in different patients with very different results.