Breast Augmentation Revision of Surgical Error in Pocket Dissection

Breast Augmentation Revision Of Surgical Error In Pocket Dissection
52-year-old female shows breast augmentation revision results that corrected a prior breast augmentation surgical error in pocket dissection – left oblique view
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52-year-old female shows breast augmentation revision results that corrected a prior breast augmentation surgical error in pocket dissection – right oblique view
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52-year-old female shows breast augmentation revision results that corrected a prior breast augmentation surgical error in pocket dissection – left view

A surgical error in pocket dissection is a common contour irregularity seen in poorly performed breast augmentation results. This patient is shown before and after breast augmentation revision of surgical error in pocket dissection.

At her original breast augmentation surgery, her surgeon incorrectly sized her and likely used an implant that was too large for her breast pocket. As such, they over-dissected the superior breast pole which is what causes the unnatural appearance seen in the before photo. 

Unfortunately, a breast augmentation revision of a surgical error in pocket dissection is not as simple as removing the implant and replacing it with a new implant. With the over-dissection of the breast pole, a new implant will not completely improve the contour to your original goals.

To correct this patient’s breast appearance, she had revision surgery with several components. This procedure was a combination of a breast lift using a modified vertical mastopexy design, downsizing the implant to correctly fit her breast pole, and finally, a capsulorrhaphy of the upper pole.

The modified vertical mastopexy allows us to lift the breast to an optimal shape while the new implant creates the optimal size. The capsulorrhaphy is completed to close that superior pocket and ensure the correct placement of the new breast implant. 

If you notice a similar appearance after your breast surgery, it is possible you had a similar surgical error. While this may be unfortunate, it is not a reason to give up on your dream breasts! Schedule a complimentary virtual or in-person consultation with Dr. Mowlavi today to see if a breast augmentation revision surgery can help you.

This 52-year-old female shows breast augmentation revision results that corrected a prior breast augmentation surgical error in pocket dissection. She was unhappy with her unnatural appearance after her prior breast augmentation and came to Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Institute for a breast augmentation revision consultation.

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