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This category of surgery encompasses a large segment of breast surgery. Some patients are born with certain breast irregularities or deformities; others have had previous surgeries with less than optimal results. Sometimes some issues develop after a perfectly performed breast surgery, such as capsular contracture (excessive scar tissue forming around the breast) that will later need correction.
One of the most common problems is asymmetrical or uneven breasts. Breasts are never exactly even for anyone, but sometimes there can be a large difference in breast sizes. For example, one breast can be a C-cup and the other an A-cup. This can be corrected by using different-sized breast implants. Sometimes one or both breasts may also need a breast lift (mastopexy).
Additionally, one breast is much more ptotic (droopy) than another one. In this case, one side may have a breast implant placed and the other side a breast lift or perhaps a breast lift with breast implants. The surgeon must have many tools to deal with the various asymmetries.
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Another common problem is the tuberous breast. Women with tuberous breast deformities have very pointed breasts. Usually, this is caused by a very constricted inferior breast pole. This means there is not enough skin and breast tissue in the bottom half of the breasts, making the breast very pointed. There are many ways to correct the tuberous breast. Dr. Smith uses many methods to correct this depending on the severity of the tuberous deformity.*
Previous Breast Surgery Issues
Often patients have problems from previous breast surgery. Sometimes the problems are present immediately after surgery; in other cases, they develop over time. Saline implants can deflate and may need to be replaced. Excessive scar tissue can develop around a previously placed breast implant. This is called capsular contracture. This can be corrected by removing the scar tissue, but there is a small risk the scar tissue can grow back.*
Other patients may have malposition of their breast implants. The breast implants may be too high, too low, or too widely spaced, leaving a large gap in the middle and poor cleavage. Usually, this is correctable with the careful surgical technique.* Some patients may have had breast implants placed when they needed to also have a breast lift, or with time the breasts may sag, and a lift is required. Patients may have severe rippling or problems from the implants placed on top of the muscle; this can often be corrected by placing the implants under the muscle or switching from saline to silicone breast implants.*
One of the Western United States’ Finest Plastic Surgeons
Our Las Vegas plastic surgeon is often willing to attempt corrective breast surgery when other surgeons will not.* Dr. Smith has repaired or corrected hundreds of breasts. Patients will frequently come from as far away as Canada or Hawaii to have Dr. Smith perform breast surgery.
If you are concerned about your breasts, we invite you to make an appointment with Dr. Smith, a board-certified surgeon. Dr. Smith’s office can schedule a phone consultation with you if you are located a long distance from our offices. Call us at 702-838-2455 today to get started!