Q-A from clee's blog

Q: I Am 5'0, 125 Pounds is 440 in One Breast & 480 in Another Too Big for my Petite Frame?

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 11:57

Met w/a surgeon today. I am 5'0, 125 pounds, chest width 34, hips 36.5, waist 30. Told him I liked the 400-450 implants after trying them on. At first he thought that would be too big for me. Then he changed his mind & recommended 440 in one & 480 in another due to one breast being larger than the other with a high profile implant (saline). Do you think I will look to big on a petite frame...should I go smaller?

A: Might be large for your stature

There is a great deal of subjectivity to the desirable sizing of breast implants in augmentation mammoplasty. One good rule of thumb is to choose implant dimensions not to exceed the base width of your natural breasts. This will prevent your augmented outer edge of the breast from bulging outward toward the inner aspect of your arm. I would recommend you review with your surgeon the implant footprint dimensions against your breast base dimensions so that the breast base width is not exceeded.

Q:How long after"Popping" the Implant with Needle Should You Wait to Get Explant?

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Tue, 06/21/2011 - 23:20

I want to get my D cup size 10 year old implants removed as soon as possible. I was unhappy from day one but have been afraid to do it. I'm now psychologically prepared for the surgery and for what I'm going to look like after and it's well worth it to me. My question is - I plan to have them "popped" in a couple weeks in-office. After they are deflated with the needle, how long should I wait to get the actual implants removed? I don't know if I want a lift or not.

A: Popping them before surgery brings on more risk

Popping them before surgery brings on more risk. Proceeding straight to surgery for removal is preferable. If there is a desire to minimize the scar, the implant can be deflated under direct vision at the time of explanation.

Q: 3 Important Rules After a Breast Augmentation?

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Fri, 06/17/2011 - 00:59

While recovering from breast surgery, what are the top 3 things rules that patients need to follow.

A: Breast Augmentation Recovery and Healing

There are many extrinsic factors/rules that may influence your outcome following a breast augmentation. However, prioritizing it to the 3 most important "rules" necessitates it to be specific to your personal situation.

Q: How Many CC Will Make These Sad Boobs Happy with out a Lift?

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Thu, 06/16/2011 - 23:50

I know immediate answer is Lift them , But if I was to just want to go large and get the lift in say 5-10 years what size CC would fill them up? I am going to get the nipple reduced either way, Thank you

A: For a desirable outcome refocus on the breast lift

For a desirable outcome, refocus on the breast lift. An augmentation will not correct ptosis and may actually accentuate problems with continued sagging of breasts.

Q: What Breast Lift is Recommended if You Already Have an Augmentation?

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Wed, 06/15/2011 - 03:02

i am 26 years old, 136 pounds, and 5'2" with a 450cc breast augment. my breasts just seem too saggy and i am unhappy with them. i want a lift to perk them up and would like to know what lift would be recommended.

A: Nipple position is not improved by breast augmentation

Sagging with low nipple position on the breast mound is not improved with breast augmentation. Depending on the degree of descent of your nipple a breast lift may offer improvement to your breast appearance.

Q: 6 Weeks Post Op from Breast Lift with Implants- Rash on Nipples & Breasts

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Wed, 06/15/2011 - 02:57

real scaley. the skin around my nipples is a red rash. my incision goes around my nipples, down my breasts, and across the bottom. this appeared about 2 weeks post op

A: Most likely cause is contact dermatitis

It is difficult to be precise with the diagnosis without more information (i.e. photos). The possible causes include low grade skin infection, skin maceration and irritation, allergic contact dermatitis. Based on your description contact dermatitis is highly probable. A return visit to your surgeon is advised.

Q: Is It Possible to Get a Slight Reduction and Add a Small Implant to Get Upper Pole Fullness?

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Tue, 06/14/2011 - 19:12

I'm a saggy 36DD and would like to be a full C/small D, but I really love the fake look that implants give, so I want implants for upper pole fullness. Is this possible?

A: Implants with mastopexy are reasonable choice for the smaller breast

Implants with mastopexy are reasonable with smaller ptotic breasts with upper pole flatness. While this technique can be used with large breasts, the heavy weight of a large breast makes a recurrent deformity or "waterfall" deformity from descent of the breast tissue over the implant a potential long-term problem. In the large breast with flat upper pole, I recommend a superior pedicle breast reduction similar to that of the vertical mammoplasty as described by Lejour. Depending on your breast size and shape desires options to consider include that of a small implant versus a superior pedicle reduction mammoplasty.

Q: Augmentation and Lift 4 Years Ago. Will Breasts Sag if I Remove Implants?

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Sun, 06/12/2011 - 21:54

I Have Had my Implants Aprox 4 Years I Got 390cc with a Lift Done I Want Them Removed Will I Still Sag Even with the Lift I Had?

A: Depends on your residual breast tissue

Following implant removal, sagging might occur if the size of implants is vastly larger than your normal breasts, if you have lost weight, if you had children, amount of breast tissue you have, your skin elasticity, and aging.

Q: Are my Breasts Saggy

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Sun, 06/12/2011 - 21:54

Im 20 and hate my breasts. The nipples point down and I have large arola with blue green veins. What should I do??

A: Might consider breast lift

Your breasts are large and appear to be sagging with wide areolae. You can consider a breast lift (mastopexy) to reduce the amount of sag and get desired areolae size. For best results contact an experienced board certified plastic surgeon.

Q: Will Breasts Sag if I Decide to Explant?

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Sun, 06/12/2011 - 21:46

What if you decided to explant? Will your breasts sag?

A: Sagging may occur

Sagging will occur based on the following:

  • - the size of the implants relative to your normal breast size
  • - if you have lost weight
  • - if you had children
  • - amount of breast tissue you have
  • - skin elasticity
  • - and aging

You may want to consider breast lift (mastopexy) if breast do turnout saggy after removal of implants. Please consult your plastic surgeon.