Brooke R. Seckel, M.D., FACS
- 131 ORNAC
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Concord, MA 01742
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I had breast augmentation in 1997 with sub-muscular Saline Implants. I have developed a flexion deformity of the left side, which sits lower than the right and shows a double bubble when I flex my pectoral muscles. I have been told the use of Acellular Dermal Matrix is the best way to correct my problem. What is the best surgical approach to access and remove the old implants in preparation for the new implants while using Acellular Dermal Matrix?
Thank you for your question. Revision of breast augmentation and insertion of acellular dermal matrix is best done through an infra mammary incision beneath the breast.
Can areolas be made smaller after a breast augmentation?
Thank you for your question. Yes the areola can be reduced after a breast augmentation. Often it can be done under local anesthesia.
Is surgery the only option to remove a breast implant that was inserted in 2009 during a breast lift procedure?
I had implants and a breast lift in 2009. Six months later an abscess developed and I had to have one implant removed. I was left with one implant that remained in and none on the other side. I'm now 26 years old and have a size C left breast and size DD right breast. I'm tired of stuffing my bra and want the implant removed. What are my options? I can't afford a surgery bill of $3,000 right now, but being two different sizes is taking a toll on me. Please advise!
Surgery is required to remove a breast implant. Often it can be done under local anesthesia which reduces the cost substantially.
What kind of implants are best for breast augmentation, placed under or over the muscle, and how natural will they look?
I want to have breast augmentation. What kind of implants are best, and what way is best to perform the surgery (over or under the muscle)? How natural will they look? Is there a risk that my nipples will become smaller with the augmentation?
Thank you for your question. Most surgeons prefer to place breast implants under the muscle if possible. However depending on your breast shape and the amount of sag, a breast lift may be necessary to place implants under the muscle. For patients who do not want a lift, in some cases the breast implant may be placed under the gland and over the muscle.
How would I know if the wrong implants were put in when I had Breast Augmentation to correct asymmetry?
I recently had breast augmentation to correct asymmetry. I had a 475 cc implant placed in my left breast and a 500 cc implant placed in my right breast but I have a feeling the surgeon placed the wrong implant in each side. How do I find out for sure if this is the case? If I am right that the surgeon put the wrong implants in, how do I bring it up to him and what can be done to fix the issue without costing me a lot?
Ask your surgeon. If you are still concerned ask for a copy of you breast augmentation operative report-you are entitled to have it although you will have to sign a release requesting it.