Revision Augmentation with Uplift
41yr old patient who underwent removal of 490cc/507cc breast implants and their capsules and reshaping of the remaining breast tissue in the form of an Uplift (Mastopexy). Post op images were taken at 6 months.
Please note that revision breast augmentation surgery is often not easy as there are a number of factors to
1. The previous anatomical factors as mentioned above for primary augmentation.
2. Placement of implant i.e. above or below the muscle
3. The implant capsule – scarring that occurs around the implant
4. Type of implant
5. Changes of the breast tissue since previous augmentation i.e. thinning of the breast tissue and or drop of the breast tissue off the implant.
6. Trying to compromise by using bigger volumes and not having an Uplift, may result in a visible implant (to touch and feel), increased risks of rippling and further surgery such as an uplift.
Please note that aiming for perfection in a breast augmentation is not realistic as the biggest determinant of your outcome is what your breast looked like prior to surgery. A surgeon can use the same implant in different patients with very different results.