My doctor recommends capsulotomy on the right breast but doesn't sound confident about the final results. Should I get a new surgeon?

I got submuscular silicone breast implants almost 11 months ago. I was "almost perfectly symmetrical". After the surgery, the right implant seemed higher than the left and never dropped in the pocket properly. When flexed, the right implant visibly pops up Even unflexed, it sits higher than the left. My surgeon says that he thinks my right pec muscle is much stronger than my left and is adding the extra fullness. He says even after revision he is not sure if the right implant will drop.

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Answered by Zenn Plastic Surgery

Get a second opinion. Ask about moving the implant above the muscle.

Published on Jan 03, 2019

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Get a second opinion. Ask about moving the implant above the muscle.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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