She needed both breast implants removed to ensure that her final appearance was both natural and symmetrical. A breast augmentation revision procedure also gives you the opportunity to correct your breast size as well.
Capsular contracture and asymmetry are two complications of breast augmentation procedures. While asymmetry is most often caused by an error on the part of the original surgeon, capsular contracture is a bit harder to the source. Regardless of your circumstance, if you are exhibiting a similar appearance as this patient shown here, a breast augmentation revision surgery will address all of your breast irregularities.
Breast asymmetry following breast augmentation is an unfortunate result that most often stems from your initial consultation. A proper breast implant consultation must include detailed measurements of your entire body. Additionally, going to a surgeon that has all the breast implant sizes on hand is a huge component to choosing the ideal breast implant size.
Capsular contracture occurs when the scar tissue or capsule that forms around the implant tightens and squeezes the implant. This may result in shifting the position of the implant and even chronic chest pain. In this case, you may need a capsulectomy and capsulotomy.
This procedure involves removing this scarred capsule to allow for proper placement of the new breast implants. Not only will this result in a more harmonious and ideal breast appearance, but it will also leave any chest pain your prior surgery may have caused you.
Patients may desire a breast augmentation revision for various reasons. In this patient’s case, she not only wanted to become symmetrical but also wanted a bigger overall size as well. Thus, she increased the breast implant size in both her right and left breasts to bring her to her dream size.
If you think you may have a capsular contracture or are noticing any breast asymmetry, contact Dr. Mowlavi MD today to schedule a complimentary consultation today.
This 54 year old female is shown before and after a revision surgery for correction of capsular contracture and asymmetry of the breast.