BREAST ASYMMETRY CORRECTION & COMPLEX BREAST AUGMENTATION
Most women who seek breast augmentations come to their plastic surgeons with fairly routine requests. They either want to undergo size enlargement or want to change what was previously performed. Their anatomy is mostly symmetric and if it’s a revisionary procedure, they know what was implanted. Sometimes, that is not the case.
Breast augmentation is considered complex when the history or anatomy requires a creative combination of techniques to create a good result. The reasons for these asymmetries differ. They can be developmental. They can be secondary to childhood surgery. They can be due to prior breast surgeries, either reconstructive or esthetic. The most important determinant of success is being able to figure out what happened and why the breast asymmetry has happened. Prior surgery often complicates our efforts since the normal anatomy is altered. We are not certain from where the blood supply or nerves reach the nipple. Familiarity with various techniques, including those currently out of vogue, is imperative.
Once we establish the problem, we need to know the patient’s goals. It’s not about the surgeon’s special skills; it’s about what the patient wants. If the patient’s goals are unrealistic, the goals need to be discussed and perhaps modified.
Implants come in different sizes. Implants come in different profiles. Implants come in different shapes. Implants are made of different materials. Implants can be placed in different pockets. Effectively, we have to reorient our thinking to come up with a good solution to make pleasing and symmetric results.
Breast augmentations can also be helped by the use of mastopexy. There are a lot of ways to shape the breast and we have to make use of those various techniques. Fat transfer can often be the best way to contour breasts outside of the limits of the implant. Liposuction can also be used to contour the margins of the breast to make a pleasing result.
Complex breast augmentations are a category of breast augmentation that reflects outside-the-box thinking. We not only have to consider how to do things right, but we also have to appreciate how it can all go wrong. With Dr. Geldner’s superior skill, 25 years of experience, and his experienced and compassionate staff, we exceed our patients’ expectations.
Breast Asymmetry Correction Results
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This 40 year old woman came to Dr. Geldner with a history of two prior breast augmentations. Her first was nearly 20 years ago, above the muscle,...View More
This 32 year old woman came to Dr. Geldner with a history of prior submuscular placement of saline implants by another doctor. She was...View More
This patient wanted to remove her breast implants and improve the appearance of her breasts. Her first implants were removed by another surgeon and...View More
This 31 year old woman had a prior subglandular breast augmentation with 390 cc saline implants. Her breasts felt firm, but she wanted to look better....View More
This 32 year old had a prior breast augmentation with saline implants through an axillary approach. She felt that she had too much motion...View More
This is a 35 year old woman with breast involution and grade 2 ptosis following pregnancy. She had a vertical mastopexy and subpectoral...View More
This 34 year old woman wanted a breast augmentation. She had very asymmetric breasts. We performed periareolar breast augmentation;...View More
This 37 year old woman presents with asymmetric breasts and the desire for breast augmentation. She wanted saline implants. On the right...View More
This young woman came to me for a breast augmentation. On careful examination, both directly as well as with 3D imaging, we concluded that she had not...View More
This woman wanted really large breasts for many years. She had several prior operations, eventually getting 1000 cc European market implants. She...View More
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