Bruce E. Genter, M.D., FACS
I’m having my breasts redone. I had a breast lift last year. I lost a lot of weight after wards causing my right breast to droop terribly and scar up. The other breast seems OK. I want more lift and volume but I’m very leery of implants. I’ve been reading up on them and haven’t seen too many good things said about them. Can you recommend what type implants would be best for me with the least complications. This would greatly relieve my anxiety.
It is difficult to give a specific answer without examining you or with no photo. Often after a large weight loss the breast tissue and skin have little tone remaining and a mastopexy may require a revision to tighten the result further. This may be the best first step for you. The type of implant I would recommend would depend on your goals and your exam. Although any implant can result in palpable and/or visible ripples, this is less common with silicone compared to saline. I would have to assess the thickness of your breast tissue, the quality of your breast skin and the width of your breasts and compare this to the size implant you would like in order to make a proper recommendation. However, on the basis of your question and without any exam, I think you should revise the mastopexies first.