It’s sometimes fun to see follow up breast augmentation five years later. This young woman underwent transaxillary breast augmentation with Allergan 371 cc silicone gel implants, wanting to be a full C cup.
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I think this patient is a great example of the importance of picking the correct width of implant for each individual case. She presented wanting to be a Full C Small D and had a Base Width Diameter of her native breast of 13-13.5 cm and with just a slight outward tilt to her nipple/areola. She also had a fair amount of her own breast tissue, so a large implant was not needed. With the "Rice Test" we settled on 320cc and rather than jump to a High or even Moderate Profile implants, we settled on a 320cc Allergan Style Low-Plus (SRLP) with great results and great cleavage.
I think this patient is a great example of it’s never too late to get what you want! This is a 53-year-old female who had been thinking about this for years. She now felt it was her turn to do something for herself. She felt her breasts over the years had developed a deflated look and she was hoping to get into a full C small D cup. Because she had a slightly wider rib cage we went with Allergan low-plus profile implant 400cc placed through the underarm and under the muscle, using a Keller funnel. She was extremely happy and has a very natural result!
This 33-year-old with 2 kids is a great example of how a natural result is possible if there exists just a bit of droop pre-op. Technically her nipple is above her crease under her breast, but she does have a bit of relaxed tissue. The implant was placed through the underarm and muscle, but by using the endoscope, the pocket can be developed by exiting the muscle higher up, letting the implant better fill out the tissue. Allergan SRLP 360cc was placed on the right and 340cc on her left.
This patient is a good example of a natural lower pole fullness possible with anatomic cohesive gel implants. This woman is an active runner with 3 children who wanted a very natural shape, avoiding the round implant look at the top. We chose Allergan style 410 implants, 375cc bilaterally and her pictures at 7 months post op show a very natural result.
This 42-year-old woman had thought about having surgery for the last 10 years. She was a B cup before kids, and now an A, looking to be a full C. After doing the rice test we decided on Allergan SRLP 360 bilaterally. She shows a very natural result, with slight fullness under the right breast still being seen after surgery.
This is a great example of how sometimes, breast implants can change, not only the size, but the shape as well. This 33-year-old patient had lateral fullness to her breast that gave a wider look to her chest than she really had. We used 340cc Allergan implants placed through the underarm, using the endoscope and Keller funnel. It really helped give her a more proportionate appearance to her upper body.
This patient has several challenges but still ended with a very nice result. She had her left nipple slightly lower than her right, thin tissue in the cleavage, and she wanted to be a D cup and use cohesive “Gummy” implants. Being only 12cm wide, we settled on 405cc high profile Allergan implants, using a Keller funnel and a sizer. She turned out a great size and shape for her.
This 30 year old, who after being very lean, wanted to have a very natural tear drop shape. After looking and feeling the different implants, she decided on the tear drop gummy bear (Allergan style 410) to be a full C or small D. We did 395cc through an under breast incision. She looks great. No ripples and a very natural shape!