Women who are having any type of breast revision surgery may choose to have larger implants. Once a woman gets comfortable with her original implants, it is not uncommon that she wishes she had gone larger. When selecting the size and type of breast implants, it is essential to listen to the advice of a board certified plastic surgeon.
We have all seen women who have implants that look like a ball cut in half and stuck on their chest. The “fake” look is usually caused by 1 of 3 reasons, as follows:
For a natural look the implants need to fit well on the chest wall. If they are too wide, the implant edges may be visible. Also, the patient may end up with a condition known as symmastia. Symmastia is where the breast implants are too close together, and in some cases may look like one boob, also known as a uni-boob.
If breast implants are too tall for the patient, the upper pole of the breast will be too full resulting in fake looking breasts. High profile implants may be the choice for petite women with a narrow chest, however having fullness at the upper pole is not a look that is pleasing for all.
Lack of Good Elasticity of the Skin
The experienced board certified plastic surgeon will take into account the elasticity of the patient’s skin. Skin has a limit as to how far it will stretch. With aging skin comes the loss of elasticity, and with loss of elasticity, the breasts may begin to sag. To combat loss of elasticity, women need to be diligent about sun protection, wear a good support bra, and continue with healthy eating, and a good exercise program.
Unfortunately, some plastic surgeons will ignore these limitations and will use implants that are too large for the patient to fulfill the patient’s wishes.
Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. states that experienced board certified plastic surgeons will take the time to explain to their patients the limitations on the size and profile of the implants that will best fit their chest.
If you are thinking about breast revision surgery, call now (415) 898-4161 for an appointment with Dr. Delgado. Dr. Delgado will help you select implants that are right for you.