This lady has previously had a breast augmentation procedure and a mastopexy performed elsewhere. She developed a capsular contracture with palpability of her implants with asymmetry and ptosis/ drop of the nipple and wished to remove her breast implants. She wished to remove her implants and in doing so the skin excess needed to be removed and the breast envelope tightened. The previous scars of her mastopexy were used along with the traditional anchor incision to move the breast up the chest wall. Fat transfer has also been performed to give some volume in the upper pole at the same time as the implant removal and the skin tightening. The scars are shown at 3 months. There is still some squareness of the breast and some excess of skin in the inframammry fold that will continue to improve over the coming months.
When considering a breast augmentation revision it is important to consider the pros and cons of removal only and the pros and cons of removal and replacement. This lady has also considered a further breast lift and the use of autologous fat transfer.
At a consultation, it is important to run through all the pros and cons and the various options of breast augmentation revision so that you can be empowered to proceed. In particular, one must consider whether to remove all of the capsule or part of the capsule. Mr. Ross will show you various preoperative and postoperative results so that you can understand what can be achieved and what is to be expected.
Mr. Ross is a plastic surgeon that underwent specific training in plastic surgery. Mr. Ross successfully completed his FRCS (plast), obtained his CCT and is listed on the GMC specialist Register for Plastic surgery (Number 4220633). Mr. Ross has a vast training in aesthetic surgery throughout his plastic surgery training including the techniques utilized in “cosmetic surgery”. Mr. Ross is a full member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS); British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Association of Breast Surgeons (ABS) and is regularly appraised on an annual basis. He has successfully revalidated and “cosmetic surgery” is an established part of his scope of practice. Mr Ross is the only plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Manchester, the North West of England and the United Kingdom in full time private practice, who is a full member of BAAPS, BAPRAS and ABS. Mr Ross was the first cosmetic surgeon to be certified by the Royal College of Surgeons for cosmetic breast surgery including breast augmentation revision.