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Breast implant surgery does not always go as planned. The reasons vary from patients seeking poor surgical talent at their local $3000 chop shop, smoking too many cigarettes or just plain having bad luck.
Much of this can be fixed or at least improved with additional surgery.
This young lady found me after having had four operations with her prior surgeon at which point he uttered those unforgettable words: “This is as good as it is going to get.”
She had poor scarring partially due to her genetics, but the poor shape and firmness was correctable. She found her way to my practice after a friend with whom I had worked in the past referred her to me. We performed a modified breast lift and implant exchange with capsule removal in a local Orange County surgical center and she achieved a nice improvement.
Fixing Bad Plastic Surgery:
** Get into the best hands you can afford and check into your surgeon’s qualifications before you let him operate upon you. Understand that redos are harder and less predictable than first time surgery.
John Di Saia MD
Originally posted 2010-10-12 07:30:51.
I feel so f….king stupid! I got a cheap $3000 boobjob from a billboard and am stuck with these ugly boobies. Can you fix my refund gap?
You look like you have “over the muscle” implants and the pockets are sort of “to the side.” The implants might also be a tad big for your frame. Your refund gap refers to your wide cleavage for those not familiar with the term.
These kinds of problems can be addressed by another operation. Take a look at the lady I repaired here. She also had over the muscle implants that were too large and were settling down her chest. Your cleavage can be made a bit better, but your breast shape can be improved quite a bit.
I not infrequently tell patients how their cheap boobjobs can get expensive. Get yours fixed before it gets worse and requires more work.
John Di Saia MD
Originally posted 2011-07-11 07:30:47.
What are the side effects of repetitive breast implant surgery? Does it increase the risks of capsular contracture? What is the recommended maximum amount of breast surgery that can be performed before things go wrong?
Plastic surgery is an interface between art and science, so there are few absolute answers. We do know that repeated surgery on a woman’s breasts can decrease sensitivity as more and more breast tissue tends to be replaced by scar tissue. This is a tendency though and not an absolute. Good judgment is needed when trying to determine when it is a good idea to return to surgery on a breast implant patient. It is a matter of risk versus benefit.
Capsular contracture is the result of the scarring around the implants. It can be increased by genetic tendencies, silicone gel implants, larger implants, radiation treatment and cigarette smoking.
These are amongst the reasons that breast implant surgery is best performed by experienced well-trained individuals…to try to minimize these risks where possible and to guide you in the decision to operate or not.
John Di Saia MD
Originally posted 2009-08-06 07:30:31.