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Case Number: 16


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This 23 year-old female had undergone a breast augmentation at another local plastic surgeon’s office several years prior, which progressively led to a very bizarre contour irregularity characterized by implants that were too close together, nipples that were laterally displaced, and a bridging effect between the breasts termed “symmastia”.  The implants were saline implants that had been placed below the breast tissue only (or “subglandularly”), and the pockets had been overdissected near the midline.  She was understandably distressed, and definitely in need of corrective (secondary) breast surgery.

In consultation, we decided that she would be best served by removing the current implants, tacking down the mid-chest tissue over the sternum (from underneath), and creating new submuscular pockets to further separate the new, slightly larger saline implants (as well as provide more natural tissue coverage).  This indeed was successfully performed as planned under light general anethestia as an outpatient.

The patient was amazed at the immediate improvement in her breast contour, her quick recovery, and the fact that the nipples remained centered over the implants.  Most importantly, the correction was stable and long-lasting (photos are from approximately 7 months post-op.)  If you are a patient who has had breast surgery before (with or without implants), and have suffered a rupture, capsular contracture leading to discomfort and distortion, or malposition/contour irregularities (or you simply are interested in exchanging saline for gel implants, as many women in Chicagoland have decided to do recently), perhaps corrective breast surgery with the expertise available at Lake Forest Plastic Surgery is for you.  Just call to schedule your confidential consultation soon.

Patient Age: 23
Implant Size Left: 300 cc
Implant Size Right: 325 cc
Implant Placement: Submuscular
Breast Incision Type: Inframammary

If you like the results you see here, request a consultation to learn more about how this procedure can help you achieve your ideal appearance. We encourage you to print your favorite photos and bring them with you during your consultation to help communicate your goals and expectations.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and results may not occur for all patients. These photos are of an actual patient of our practice who has provided consent to display their pictures online.