I am planning to get my breast implants removed. On YouTube, I saw a breast explant surgery video where a doctor used a surgical electric knife. It left burn marks on the tissue. Is this safe? Will the burn marks go away. Also, since I had a dual plane breast implant placement, is it important to stitch the cut muscle up? Both of doctors said that it’s unnecessary.
1. With local anesthesia, via areola incision (I got my breast augmentation through them). Endoscopic explant surgery, partial capsulectomy
2. With general anesthesia, via areola incision. Endoscopic explant surgery, partial capsulectomy and burn rest of the capsule with surgical electric knife to create scars so that breast tissues will stick to close the space(pocket).
Is general anesthesia or local anesthesia best? Is it safe to have partial capsule left in my breasts?
I’m getting a second breast augmentation. My first augmentation brought me up from no breast tissue to 225 cc's. When considering how big I should go this time, does having breast implants now make a difference? Now that I already have a B cup, will that effect my cc's for the next surgery?
3 years ago I had an uplift with breast implants (405cc). Despite asking my surgeon to place the implants behind the muscle, he put in front. Now, I want to go much bigger as I feel my boobs have dropped. I found a specific doctor in Florida who does the internal bra procedure and has experience with implants over 1000cc, which I hope to get. Should I have the procedure in Florida or Belgium? Is one location better or safer than the other?
My PS is currently on vacation and I’m a little over two weeks post-op. I’m very concerned about the shape of my breasts. The left one seems a lot more oval and flat than the right. They’ve advised me to only do massages on the right, but it doesn’t seem to be making a difference. What is going on?
I’ve had my breast implants for about a year, and now I’ve noticed that my left breast dropped a little lower. After noticing such a drop, my doctor said to fix this he could go back in and close the pocket. This makes me wonder: why do some surgeons recommend massaging your boobs after surgery if it keeps the pocket open? It seems that would allow them to drop, and frankly I feel like that adds to the whole issue women have of no cleavage and/or sagging.
I am 5 feet 5 inches tall and 150 lbs. I currently have 470cc gel implants under the muscle. I will be revising to 560cc gel moderate implants. Will this be noticeable, or should I go up to 600cc? I am hoping for a sizeable difference. Currently, I have no cleavage and need a push up bra with padding to get any kind of cleavage. I am hoping to look bigger, and at the same time, not too big. I started with a deflated 32 C cup.
I got over-the-muscle silicone breast implants 11 years ago. My breasts appear fine and I haven't encountered any problems in 11 years. Over the weekend I painted fences, then a few days ago I awoke to a very mild discomfort in my right breast. It feels almost like a pulling feeling that tends to be more noticeable when stretching or lifting something. No swelling. I feel less discomfort when wearing a sports bra. Is this just a pulled muscle or is there something wrong my with implant?
Prior to nursing 4 kids, my breasts were very large. After nursing, my breasts reduced in size. I had round saline implants (400cc) placed behind the muscle in 2003. Then, June 2018, I had them replaced with 485cc Natrelle cohesive round smooth implants. The pocket was also revised. Even with the upgrade, they still feel too small. I want more upper pole and cleavage, while maintaining my current volume or bigger. How long do I have to wait to have another revision?
I was overweight and lost 120 pounds. I was a 42DDD, now I'm like a 36C. I need help in choosing a size. I want a full D. I plan to have a breast lift with implants. When choosing my implant size, do I select the cc plus the breast size I already have now?
I'm unhappy with the projection. I'm 11 weeks PO from a saline to silicone revision. I wanted cleavage, so my surgeon said a wide implant could achieve that. I was happy to be going from 375cc to 405cc. I have Mentor classic moderate profile. They have a width of 14 but projection of 3.6. My old salines were 11.4 width and 4.4 projection. I'm beginning to understand why I'm experiencing knuckles and folds. Do you think if I switch to mod + I could fit 500cc?
I’m currently 3 months post-op. I never was asked to try on implants beforehand. My surgeon asked what size I wanted to be, and I said DD. After surgery, I was told a 295 cc implant was used and a 450 cc implant was used. That sounded quite odd to me as I didn’t think I had that much asymmetry before surgery. Now, I have lopsided breasts. The 295 cc implant looks much smaller than the breast with the 450 cc implant. If I was your patient, how would you handle this? What would you do?
I'm after a modest increase. My doctor has advised an implant that is 3mm wider then my BWD (340cc). I requested for the most minimal amount of side boob; however, I'm scared it will be too much and edge into my armpit region. When I tried on the sizer, I really liked the proportion when wearing it and it was a 330 cc sizer. I'm scared going beyond BWD will cause rippling or future problems down the road. Can this be clarified? I'm currently 5ft 4, small 10b and 57kg.
I am 34, no children, 5’8” 120lbs, BMD ranges are:R 11.1-12.0 and L 11.1 to 11.8. (This depends on menstrual cycle and when it's measured.) He originally planned to do HP 300cc Mentor Gel, then changed to the newer implant Mentor HP Xtra 285cc. I am concerned the implant will be smaller than I want. I don’t want a big, fake look but a nice, full, bustier appearance with some upper pole fullness and cleavage. The assistant stated anything higher would look like torpedoes on me. please help.
I originally started out at a 34B. I am 5’7 and now 123lbs. My right breast has seemed to drop quite a bit and filled out but it's holding a more oblong shape which is freaking me out. My left breast is still high and looks a lot smaller than my right, but nice and round. The asymmetry is very noticeable and I’m worried, but my surgeon told me to massage the left one and wear an underwire bra to support the other one.
I had revision surgery May 2017, a lift with 280cc low profile Sientra gel. My implants are out of pocket, fall under arms and below incision. They lay flat on my chest. My plastic surgeon says there is nothing wrong and refuses to fix it. I’m unhappy and can’t afford a total redo after spending $12,000 the first time. Is there a way to at least tighten and fix the pockets?
I’m 5’7 and was 130 lbs. at the time of surgery. I’ve dropped 7lbs in recovery. My surgeon opted for 550cc’s HP round silicone under the muscle. I got my bandages off yesterday and I absolutely love them but I don’t feel like I have that circular upper cleavage I was hoping for. Could this just be due to swelling?