Surfing online I found this image of a woman with breast implants under a thread entitled “Worst Boob Jobs:”
She is of course not my patient, but looking at her it made me think how misconceptions can lead people into trouble. When women shop for a “boob job” they frequently do not realize that all boob jobs are not entirely accomplished by simply placing breast implants. And not all surgeons know the difference.
When you have tuberous breasts, frequently the simple placement of breast implants is not adequate. The woman in the image above appears to have had exactly that and she looks pretty badly.
Tuberous breasts are a bit of work to correct and can at times need more than one operation to get right. Doing less than the right operation in the first place of course increases that possibility.
Here’s a woman with tuberous breasts whom I operated a few years ago. She got a good result with one operation but that operation was not just a simple boob job.
She had saline implants and a modified breast lift.
Screen your surgeons ladies……
John Di Saia MD
Originally posted 2012-01-17 07:30:51.