Removing or replacing breast implants: will depend upon your previous surgery. If the implants are in good shape and are not ruptured, often, they may be left in place and a new implant may not be required. However, some studies have found that capsular contracture may be associated with micro-infections; therefore, removing the implants, and replacing them with new ones after cleaning and irrigating the pocket with antibiotic solution, may help to reduce recurrent infection and capsular contracture. It is important to note that breast implants will not last forever. About 25% of women will need to have their implants replaced about 10 years after the initial surgery.
Double bubble breast deformities: can occur when an improper surgery was performed to correct breast sagging or constricted breast deformity. In these cases, two problems occur at the same time. The first problem is that there is a loss of volume in the breast, requiring a breast implant, usually a submuscular placement. Second is excess skin that needs to be removed through a breast lift. Dr. Heidari often uses a combination of augmentation and breast lifting in order to remove extra skin and give you normal-appearing breasts.
Body size and proper implant size: are important in determining the right proportions for your body. Before breast revision surgery, Dr. Heidari considers many different factors. Physical characteristics such as your weight, height, breast, and hip width affect the size of the implant needed to provide the right cup size. Along with these physical factors, Dr. Heidari also considers your lifestyle and physical goals to help you decide what implant size is appropriate for you. As a general rule, Dr. Heidari prefers full-projection implants that give you volume and lift without making your chest look heavier.