DALLAS WOMAN HAS SURGERY TO CORRECT BOTTOMING OUT IMPLANTS AND CAPSULES

Patient

Age:

30 - 39

Gender:

Female

Ethnicity:

White

Height:

5’ 0” - 5’ 5”

Weight:

100 - 149 lbs

Gallery:

37510

PROCEDURE

Breast Revision

Profile

Dr. Robert Schwartz
Plastic Surgeon
214-814-8821

PROCEDURE DETAILS

This 38-year-old Dallas woman had had saline breast implants placed 9 years earlier elsewhere. She came to us because, over time, she had developed two problems: 1) The left breast had bottomed out. A recent pregnancy had caused her breasts to engorge and then shrink. This caused the skin on the bottom of the breast to stretch and allowed her implant to drop too low on her chest. Her inframammary fold was still in the correct place and she did not have a double bubble. 2) She had developed a moderate capsular contracture (scar tissue build-up) around the right breast implant. The scar tissue deformed the implant and pushed it higher on the chest. So, in reality, neither implant was in the correct position. Dr. Schwartz fixed the left breast by internally suturing closed the stretched left implant pocket (capsulorrhaphy). He also removed a short wedge of the stretched skin from the bottom of the breast (inframammary mastopexy). On the right side, Dr. Schwartz released (capsulotomy) and removed (capsulectomy) scar tissue as needed to allow the implant to settle into the proper position. The patient wanted to continue with saline implants but opted to switch both to a slightly larger size to increase upper fullness.

RESTORING BREAST SYMMETRY

Before-Different Breast Height

After-Symmetric Breasts

6 months following breast augmentation revision. This woman's saline breast implants had become so asymmetric over time that it had now become a struggle to find clothes that would camouflage the problem. The repair required Dr. Schwartz to raise the her left breast implant while simultaneously lowering the the right implant. The old set of saline breast implants were removed and capsulotomy performed. New saline breast implants were selected and placed at the inframammary folds of the breasts under the chest muscles. An inframammary breast lift was performed to raise the left breast, making her breast symmetrical.

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