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Unhappy with your breast implants?

Consult with one of San Francisco’s Top Doctors, board-certified plastic surgeon Miguel Delgado Jr. M.D. Correcting aesthetic and medical complications due to problematic breast augmentation surgeries is one of his specialties. Read about the main surgical techniques he employs in breast implant replacements, watch videos of the doctor and patients to know what to expect, and view actual patients before and after photos to evaluate the results.

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Why Some Breast Implants Look Fake

Fake looking breasts in San Francisco

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:

Wide Implants

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.

Tall Implants

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.

 

The Value of Before and After Surgery Pictures

Before and After Breast Revision Surgery

                                          Before and After Breast Revision

Board Certified Plastic Surgeons receive specialized training in taking before and after pictures of their surgery patients. The attention to detail in the photos may reflect the surgeons’ attention to detail in the operating room. Images are one of the most valuable tools surgeons have in communicating with patients their aesthetic talents. When consulting with a plastic surgeon, you want both quantity and quality of the pictures presented.

Look for Consistency

An important factor to watch for is consistency in the photographs. The ratio of the height to the width should be the same for both before and after pictures. The position and distance of the patient from the camera lens should be the same. Lighting and color saturation needs to be comparable. More than one angle should be presented so that you do not see just the “best view.” The background should be the same.

There are photography tricks that can make after pictures look better. Be wary if the before picture has the arms at the sides and the after picture has the arms raised, which will make the breasts look perkier.

Are Pictures Aesthetically Pleasing?

Look for patients that may be about the same age, ethnicity, and body type as you. Notice if the after pictures look natural and are aesthetically pleasing.

All pictures presented on Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D.’s website and office photo albums have written consent from the patients. Sharing of before and after photos are very beneficial to new patients and are much appreciated by Dr. Delgado. However, it is entirely optional, Dr. Delgado respects the privacy of all of his patients.

Call Today!

If you are considering breast revision surgery, call now (415) 898-4161 for a consultation with Dr. Delgado.