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A 47 year old mother from San Francisco, California presents for breast revision surgery. She had a vertical breast lift with saline implants about 10 years ago. You can see how the skin droops from the weight of the implants. This is common for women who have had children. The skin is stretched, but the implant maintains its normal position. She had a second breast lift and exchanged her saline implants for silicone. Her surgery was performed at the Marin Cosmetic Surgery Center in Novato, Marin County, California.
Breast Revision Surgery Results Are Usually Long Lasting
Breast revision surgery results should be long lasting. However, there are some factors that can compromise the results, such as pregnancy. Studies show that nursing may not cause sagging, but pregnancy itself causes changes in the breasts. During pregnancy hormones enlarge the breasts. After childbirth the hormone levels drop dramatically, leaving the breasts deflated and sagging.
Gravity May Cause Breasts to Sag
Weight gain and weight loss can alter the shape and appearance of a woman’s breasts. Also, gravity and aging will eventually cause the breasts to sag.
Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. recommends that you see your board certified plastic surgeon for scheduled follow-ups to ensure your implants are not causing health risks and to avoid complications.
Call a Breast Revision Specialist
Keep your surgeon updated of any changes you notice with your breasts. If your surgeon has retired or you have moved to the San Francisco, Bay Area, call the breast revision specialist, Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. for your follow-up care (415) 898-4161.