American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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4 years ago

Left breast never dropped

Had revision BA last July to replace my 20 year old saline implants to silicone. I also had a breast lift. It has been 8 months since surgery and my left breast didn’t fully drop. My PS suggested another surgery just on left breast. He said he would release the muscle in order to allow the implant to drop (without replacing the implant). Is this wise or should the implant be replaced?

Procedure: Breast Implant Revision
Location: rockville centre, NY

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Steven Wallach
ASPS Surgeon
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Just from your description it sounds like you don’t need an implant exchange. I would have to see you in person to determine what would be appropriate. Best of luck.

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Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question. Without knowing the reason that the implant failed to drop it is difficult to offer advice. If the pocket was not large enough or sufficient muscle release was not pursued, then replacement is not needed. If due to capsular contracture and a subclinical infection, then it may be wise to have the implant replaced. Hope this helps.

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Mark Komorowski
ASPS Surgeon

No reason to exchange the implant


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