Breast Augmentation remains one of the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. Today we are discussing Breast Augmentation with Gummy-Bear Breast Implants with before and after pictures showing early results, long lasting results, breast implant revision surgery and Mondor’s bands.
Breast Augmentation Before and Afters – Early Results
This time of year, Breast Augmentation is very popular. Like all surgery, there is a recovery period and it often takes a few months to see the “final” results. By having Breast Augmentation during the winter months, you should be all healed and ready for the coming warm weather.
The patient above has very little natural breast tissue and desired Breast Augmentation to improve her body proportions. A retro-pectoral (behind the muscle) technique was utilized to help disguise the implants and give her a “natural” tear-drop shaped result. The above Breast Augmentation Before and After Pictures show her early (three week) results.She is looking good already, and her results will improve as she “drops and fluffs.”
Breast Implant Before and Afters – Long Lasting Results
Below is an example of long-term Breast Augmentation results. This patient is a bodybuilder. Despite having breast tissue, it was all in the bottom of her breasts, as were her enlarged areolae.
In the above case, a Breast Augmentation Lift (Mastopexy Augmentation) was performed. This is a combination of Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift. A Gummy-Bear Breast Implant was used to add breast volume, while the Mastopexy allowed for elevation and reduction of the nipple areola complex. The result is enlarged breasts with proportionate and well positioned nipples.
Gummy Bear Breast Implants Before and Afters – Revision Surgery
Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery is sometimes necessary in order to preserve desired results. Breast Implants do not stop the aging process, and sometimes, they need adjusting. In the next case, the breast implants were exchanged for a larger size. This is the most commonly requested Breast Implant Revision Surgery.
The above patient had Capsular Contracture, and as part of her treatment, Capsulectomies were performed. The left implant was stable; however, the right implant was heading toward her armpit. A Lateral Capsulorrhaphy was performed to tighten the pocket and better support the implant to prevent the device from migrating to the side when she lays down. The after photo shows the improvement in symmetry.
Mondor’s Bands After Breast Augmentation
Once in a while, a patient will notice lines radiating down her chest, below her breast implants, shortly after breast augmentation. The cause is debated. Some feel it is lymphatics, while others attribute it to veins. They are most visible when the arms are raised above the head and in patients who are thin and athletic. They look very dramatic, and can be quite firm. The multiple Mondor’s Bands seen in this patient are about the most dramatic I have seen in over 30 years of treating plastic surgery patients.
As strange as these look, they are a normal part of the healing process. They resolve on their own in a few months, if not weeks. If they are tender, ibuprofen can ease the discomfort. Warm compresses can also speed their resolution. Massage can be annoying, and likely won’t speed up their resolution. If you notice this, mention it to your Plastic Surgeon, so that they can confirm that they are benign Modor’s Bands
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