Bottoming Out Implant Correction

Bottoming Out Implant Correction


Contrary to popular belief, implants do not always lead to perfect cosmetic results in the body. Physicians must often go inside the chest to replace old implants or to correct any deformities that developed due to improper care and recovery. A common type of corrective surgery is bottoming out implant correction, which repositions breast implants that have created an odd bulging appearance from slipping lower down the chest wall than intended. This type of surgery is especially necessary if the implant has fallen below the inframammary crease (the fold where the bottom of the breast merges with the abdomen.

Bottoming Out Implant Correction


As we stated earlier, there are many reasons that motivate patients to have an implant correction surgery. Some of the most common reasons are:

  • Complications from previous breast augmentation surgeries (i.e. capsular contracture)
  • Implant ruptures or malposition
  • Dissatisfaction with current appearance
  • Inappropriate implant size and/or breast sagging
  • Weakened breast tissue
  • Desire to stop using implants

Bottoming Out Implant Correction

Results and Recovery

The recovery process for an implant correction is extremely similar to the process after your original augmentation surgery. Rest assured that Dr. Barrett will provide specific instructions on how to best care for yourself during the recovery period customized on your condition and surgery.

Just to review, the typical recovery period for a breast lift is approximately six weeks.Results should be visible immediately following the procedure, and minimal scarring is involved. It is perfectly normal for patients’ breasts to feel soreness, swelling, and bruising for the first two weeks following surgery. We recommend our breast reduction patients take at least one week off from work. Minimizing scar appearance is key in the postoperative period. Dr. Barrett meets with all patients once a week for six weeks to remove stitches week one and two (remember the five layers) and tapes the incisions each time. After the taping period is done, the patient will be prescribed a patented silicone scar gel to apply twice daily for 3 months to continue the healing process.

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