There are several reasons a woman may want to have corrective breast or breast revision surgery. Some women have naturally-occurring breast irregularities or deformities. While others have had previous cosmetic breast surgery, but the results are less-than-optimal. And, occasionally, even the most well executed breast enhancement surgery can develop problems over time.
While no pair of breasts are absolutely identical, sometimes there is a significant difference in breast size or shape. One might be an A-cup, and the other a C-cup. At Maningas Cosmetic Surgery, we have the ability to utilize different size implants to help correct this type of concern. A breast lift may also be recommended for one or both breasts to correct asymmetry. Sometimes, breasts are uneven because one droops more than the other. To correct this condition, Dr. Maningas may recommend a breast lift on one side and a breast implant on the other, or perhaps implants on both sides.
Tuberous, or conical-appearing, breasts are a deformity caused when the inferior pole (lower half) of the breast is severely constricted. Without enough breast tissue and skin on the underneath, the breast appears pointed, or cone-shaped, rather than rounded. There are several surgical techniques that can be used to correct this condition.
Women may also experience problems from a previous breast surgery, either soon after or later on. If saline implants deflate, they must be replaced. If excessive scar tissue develops around a breast implant – called capsular contracture – the scar tissue can be removed. In this case, there is a risk that new scar tissue may form.
Breast implants may also be poorly positioned – one or both appearing too high, too low or too far apart to provide desired cleavage. A skilled cosmetic surgeon can usually correct these problems. Other patients may see and feel severe rippling or other issues that can usually result when implants are placed on top of the chest muscle. Re-placing the implants and transitioning them to under the muscle or replacing saline implants with silicone are two possible corrective techniques.
Some patients may need a breast lift after implant surgery. This can happen when time has passed and the breast is starting to sag, leaving them feeling and/or looking “heavy” or bottomed-out. In some cases, it could also be because a breast lift may have been a recommended procedure to achieve optimal results, but the patient opted to not move forward with the procedure, usually due to not want the breast lift scars.
Every woman’s body is unique and concerns vary. It takes both skill and talent to design the right surgical approach to individually-tailor corrective breast surgery and achieve the best result possible.
Had a great experience. Dr. Maningas and his staff are very kind. All of my questions were clearly answered and I felt completely comfortable.
I cannot not say enough wonderful things about Dr. Maningas and his practice. Everyone is so pleasant. I could not be more happy with the care I received!
Dr. Maningas is a fine person, skilled surgeon, and enjoys helping his patients. He will be a true asset to the community and I look forward to his return to Joplin.
I have had the best experience hands down. Dr. Maningas and my nurses the day of my surgery were absolutely incredible. They made me feel comfortable and at ease.
It is usually suggested to replace implants every 10 years as this is when the manufacture warranty is up. However, it is not a hard and fast rule that you must get new breast implants every 10 years. We see many patients that have had their current implants for 15+ years and have no issues, but simply want a refreshed result.
An MRI is almost always suggested as a first step to confirm whether or not there an implant is ruptured or leaking. From there, Dr. Maningas can consult on goals and options for cosmetic breast revision surgery.
Some patients like the surgical bra they are sent home in and choose to wear that throughout the 6 weeks of recovery, while others prefer to get their own. If you choose to get your own sports bra, make sure it provides good support and doesn’t have any underwire. Front zip sports bras are popular among patients as they are easy to put on and get off since you will be sore for a few weeks after surgery!
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