Un-Botched – When Bad Implants Go Good

Posted August 16, 2014 in Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Revision Surgery, Capsular Contracture, Home

The popularity of Botched was confirmed this week when the E! Network announced the Plastic Surgery reality show has been renewed for a second season.

Botched will be Unbotching again next year.

Botched will be Unbotching again next year.

If you haven’t watched Botched, the show features two Plastic Surgeons on a quest to revise bad plastic surgery results with a liberal sprinkling of interesting personalities.

Life is What Happens to You While You’re Busy Making Other Plans

Perhaps you’ve heard the quote above. It is often attributed to John Lennon, but it seems Allen Saunders said it first. Life also happens to Plastic Surgery, sometimes literally, in the form of pregnancy. The Mommy Makeover is named after the procedures, Breast Augmentation and Tummy Tuck, combined to repair the breast and belly damage that pregnancy can cause.

The Mommy Makeover - When you're unhappy with what life does to your body, there is something that can be done.

The Mommy Makeover – When you’re unhappy with what life does to your body, there is something that can be done.

Breast Augmentation Revision After Pregnancy

Many patients who become pregnant after Breast Augmentation have no problems, especially if they were small before getting Breast Implants. For others, life happens to their beautiful results. The Breast Augmentation Revision Before and After Photos below show what can happen, and how it can be unbotched.

Breast Augmentation Revision can lift the breasts back onto their Breast Implant after postpartum sagging causes them to fall down.

Breast Augmentation Revision can lift the breasts back onto their Breast Implant after postpartum sagging causes them to fall down.

The photo on the left shows the result that pregnancy can have on otherwise perfectly fine Breast Augmentation. The breast tissue, in front of the implant, responds naturally by enlarging for lactation. Once breast feeding stops, the breast tissue atrophies, leaving loose saggy skin. This would happen with or without a Breast Implant, but in this case with Breast Implants, the breasts have fallen off their implants. After a Breast Lift and Breast Implant Replacement, a much perkier result is obtained.

Capsular Contracture Can Happen Too

Most Breast Implants remain soft and mobile; however, when the pocket around the implant shrinks, the result can be a firm breast, that often rides up. The good news is the tightness can be released.

Capsular Contracture release can improve the feel and location of the Breast Implant.

Capsular Contracture release can improve the feel and location of the Breast Implant.

The Capsular Contracture Release Before and After Pictures above show how elevated breast implant malposition can be corrected by removing or expanding the tight Breast Implant Capsule.

Sometimes Enough is Too Much

Sometimes Breast Implant Malposition is the result of too big an implant and too little support. The woman below had Breast Augmentation with a Breast Lift. Unfortunately, her Breast Implant was too heavy for her skin. The result was bottomed out breasts and an angry scar.

Heavy Breast Implants can stretch out the breasts and cause bottoming out. Downsizing and a Breast Lift with Scar Revision can often help.

Heavy Breast Implants can stretch out the breasts and cause bottoming out. Downsizing and a Breast Lift with Scar Revision can often help.

In the Breast Augmentation Revision Before and After Photos above, the angry scar was revised, the breast was lifted again and a smaller Breast Implant was selected. The result is a superior shape, contour and feel. While there can be no guarantees in life, the chances of bottoming-out again are reduced by the reduced weight of the new implants.

Botched Breast Implants Can Be Unbotched

If you are unhappy with your Breast Augmentation, you don’t have to go to Beverly Hills and visit the Botched doctors for help. The San Francisco Bay Area is not only the site of the first Plastic Surgery training program west of the Mississippi, it remains home to two of the most competitive plastic surgery programs in the United States. You have many Board Certified Plastic Surgeons to choose from.

About The Author

With 20 years of experience with Breast Augmentation and Breast Augmentation Revision, Dr. Joseph Mele is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with the ability to get results. If you would like to schedule a personal consultation, give his Walnut Creek Plastic Surgery office a call at (925) 943-6353.