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What are the signs of implant rippling, and what can I do about it?
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What are the signs of implant rippling, and what can I do about it?
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My doctor recommends capsulotomy on the right breast but doesn't sound confident about the final results. Should I get a new surgeon?
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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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I want larger breast implants (1000cc). Should I have the procedure done in Florida or Belgium?
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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?
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I currently have 470cc gel implants under the muscle. I'm getting ready to revise to 560cc gel moderate. Should I go 600cc?
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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.
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How long do I have to wait to have another breast implant revision? I'm unhappy with my breast size.
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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?
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I'm concerned with how my implants are placed, being flat and wide.
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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?
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What can be done to fix this revision surgery?
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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?
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Hi I’m 5ft 3in and 100 lbs. My PS recommended a range of implants from 365-380cc, either moderate or high profile. Is this too large for me?
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Currently I have 225cc mentor moderate plus which is malpositioned and too small.
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I am 4 years post breast revision. I am concerned I am developing symmastia. I notice it when I am sitting with no bra.
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In the stated position, I notice a fold at base of cleavage and the skin is not adhered to sternal area. Is this symmastia or something I could have had and just never noticed? I have considered downsizing over the last year, and almost regret ever getting implants in the first place. I have 600hp Natrelles. Facing another surgery is frustrating and do not want to have to worry about ever facing subsequent surgeries. How involved is a complete explant? I don’t care if I go back to my size A’s.
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I have high profile silicone implants (425/475 cc) that are going in March 8 to get bigger 650 cc UHP silicone. Will this give me a good difference?
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I want bigger. Reading some people’s comments I’m worried I might be disappointed- but then again know everyone is different. I’m five-feet-one, 130 pounds with an athletic build. I want to know if anyone can give me any advice before my surgery.
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What is the likelihood of regaining nipple sensation loss after Lateral Capsulorraphy breast implant downsize?
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I downsized my implants about 4 weeks ago, and have lost complete nipple sensation in my left breast along with a fair amount of breast numbness, and most of my right nipple/breast as well. No changes since surgery. I had no sensation change with my first augmentation. My nipples also are not nearly as responsive to touch, and the left does not respond to cold at all anymore. They feel sort of “dead”. Any hope for my situation? No dissecting was done, just lateral pocket tightening.
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Can you suture a pocket to close it off without having to replace the implant with a new one since the implants are fine and it’s only one side?
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I’m almost two years post op 450 cc HP bilateral placement. 5’5” 1/2 and 117 lbs, very lean and athletic. The left breast is great. It doesn’t move and stays in place. The right side has always moved to the side since the beginning but now slides over into my side when laying flat or even just reclining back some. It also always feels as if it’s being pulled or tugged on and I have to wear my sports tops a size too small to keep it in place. Do you have to replace the implant to revise it?
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I had a revision done one week ago to correct my bottomed-out left breast. It bottomed out 2 weeks after the original BA 4 years ago.
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400 cc placed under the muscle four years ago. Doctor did a scar revision a week ago, and created a new fold. I am worried the left looks like it is already bottoming out again, making the right look high and appear smaller yet more round. I'm not sure what to do at this point. He sutured both breasts to my chest wall, how is it already falling? I've been wearing a well-fitted underwire bra to hold everything in place non-stop? I'm not sure what to request at this point.
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How much are breast expanders in Florida? What shell size would be used to replace them and after how long? how often and much can you fill them?
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I have 1800cc saline over the muscle with an internal bra. I'm still wanting to go larger in order to achieve the mounding up high. I'm debating if one more augmentation would be better than expanders.
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My left breast was very high when flexed, so my doctor did a pocket revision six weeks ago. I have had constant pain that is increasing.
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I had scar revision around the nipple, because my nipple never healed well from my original surgery three years ago. It would swell and pop open in one area, and my surgeon would cut out that area and restitch it. He told me it was a sebaceous gland every time, and that this time he "got it all" and then eventually it did close fully but still looked like a hole. Last week when I went in because it was so sore, he did this again. My pain has increased since, and my entire breast hurts now.
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How long before stitches quit spitting?
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I am three months out and have been spitting stitches six weeks after surgery. I understand scars take up to a year or more to mature, however incisions that were once impeccable (with current surgery) are now very unattractive. This is my 2nd revision (I've had implants for 26 yrs) but with a full lift this time. I can't continue scar treatment because of spitting stitches/stitch abscess. My PS doesn't seemed concerned and advises me on care. Is there an end to this madness?
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25 year old implant problems
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Hi, I have 25-year old silicone implants and over the last four weeks, one has become extremely swollen feels like a tennis ball on my chest. It is quite painful feels tingly and bruised and feels very full and heavy. It is also very warm. I feel doctors automatically presume that my implants are the problem. Other possibilities (such as IBC) which seems to show the symptoms of ADSL are not considered for mamaograms and u/s did not find anything. Probably a capsular contracture?
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Breast revision and lift.
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In reference to my last question about downsizing, there was a breast lift involved as well yet still no upper pole fullness. I downsized from 390 cc moderate saline to 325 cc HP Natrelle Inspira. I guess I expected more upper pole fullness especially having full lift. I am pleased with my breast (so far) and incisions however did not expect such a natural look. I'm seven weeks out and afraid they will drop more.
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Downsized from 390 cc saline to 325 cc HP gummys. I'm happy with the results, with the exception of no upper pole fullness.
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Doctor said there was no need to alter previous pocket. Also, my breasts fall to sides when laying down.
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Downsizing from an 800 cc saline implant filled to 1250 cc to a 650 cc ultra high-silicone implant.
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I had a deflation done about three weeks ago, and my skin shrunk so well that I had a choice between a 590 ultra high profile implant and the 650. I'm just wondering, is there a big difference between the two? I just don't want to be too big again. Not too familiar with the ultras.
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