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Q: What Does Going Your Max Mean?

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Fri, 05/13/2011 - 12:47

I already had my breast augmentation and have slightly bottomed out. I went with my max, which was 390cc's (5'2,98lbs,34Acup). What does going with your max mean? Is it the max size the surgeon can fit or the max size without risking size related complications....both? I just wonder what my max should have been now that I've bottomed out.


A: Max has different meaning to different surgeons

In general, every surgeon has a limitation where the risks of placing a larger implant does not justify the risks of complications and poor aesthetic outcome. Form many surgeons including myself, the base width of your breast is the maximum footprint to any implant to be implanted. With regard to bottoming out, it is difficult to evaluate with a single photo with arms raised.

Q: Full Tummy Tuck w/ Lipo and Breast Augmentation - Is This Safe?

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Fri, 05/13/2011 - 09:28

I'm 30 yrs old, 5'3" 130 lbs, athletic, and good health. I'm scheduled for May 11, 2011. My surgery consists of a full tummy tuck, liposuction of back, flanks, inner knees, and slightly around the inner thighs. Also I'm getting a breast augmentation under the muscle. Is that too much??? My PS seems very optimistic about it and has been practicing for over 30 yrs. He's also one of the top plastic surgeons in Houston, Tx but I'm still a little nervous about it. Is this common?

A: If no signifcant medical history - safe

If you are healthy with no significant medical history (ie no DVT, coagulation problems) then it can be safely performed in one surgical setting. The two most significant concerns are vein thrombosis in your legs and bleeding at surgery. With early ambulation and no other history of medical problems the procedure can be safely performed.

Q: Strattice Breast Augmentation Revision: Uneven and Bumpy

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Fri, 05/13/2011 - 07:45

I am two days post of from a breast augmentation revision. I went from approx 400cc saline under muscle to 375 silicone moderate profile plus under muscle.
Strattice was used laterally and i think underneath as well (the old implants had shifted into my armpits.)
I'm 5'1 99lbs. I have drains too. The outsides, by my armpits, have a concave indentation in them, and it's swollen under my armpits in an uneven way.From front view they look uneven and one almost saggy?? I'm a little concerned.

A: Too early to worry following breast implant revision

Revision breast surgery especially attempts to control pocket with implanted materials is substantial surgery that will swell and undergo many changes over the following weeks to months. Two days is too early to be concerned.