Reader Laura’s Comment:
“A woman from England decided to get some extra large implants and the doctor she picked has since been struck off from the NHS. One of the pictures in this story shows the bottom part of her left breast where her stitches ruptured and her implant is showing and about to fall out. Have you ever seen a patient with results this bad? What can she look forward in her future? Can she have implants again or would that not even be something that should be considered?”
Andrea Scott’s wanted to boost her bust to a F-cup but the stitches burst open and the implants began sagging out of the wound.
Watchdogs have launched an investigation into what happened following the surgery which was carried out by Dr Ashish Dutta, famed for offering lunch-break liposuction. The doctor has already been proven to have inappropriately advised Andrea, inappropriately inserted implants and failed to refer her to another qualified surgeon for a second opinion.
Large breast implant results (an F cup!) are more prone to failure and this lady’s wound has failed. Her tissues appear thin from the image as well. Whether or not the choice of implant was inappropriate will be up the the authorities in the UK.
These types of cases require implant removal for a time to allow the wound to become clean and heal. Then the nature of her remaining tissue will help answer whether or not future implants are advisable and what their size limitation might be.
These kinds of complications are more often seen in breast reconstruction after cancer removal when tissues are in very short supply. They are frequently best addressed with implants of limited size when patients are agreeable.
John Di Saia MD