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Correction of Long Term Augmentation Complications


Revision surgery for long-term complications of breast augmentation is also referred to as the correction of long term augmentation complications

  • “Double bubble”: This is a rare long-term complication in which the breasts continue to descend due to the natural aging process, but the implants fail to follow the breast, thus giving two mounds on the chest wall.
  • Loss of infra-mammary crease and bottoming out: This is the opposite of “double bubble”. It happens when the weight of the implant or loss of the strength of breast tissue at the inferior pole (the base of the breast) due to over-dissection leads to a loss of sharp definition at the infra-mammary crease
  • Rippling of the skin: this condition usually involves the upper and outer part of the breast and is commonly due to thinning of the breast tissue (the implant in these cases has been placed behind the breast tissue rather than behind the muscle).
  • Symmastia: A rare complication which is usually a result of over-dissection of the tissues in the cleavage area. This over-dissection is sometimes done intentionally in the hope of creating or increasing cleavage; other times, it is unintentional. Symmastia is commonly referred to as “bread loafing”, “kissing implants”, or “uniboob”. With this condition, the implants actually meet in the middle of the chest, giving the appearance of one breast, instead of two.  Symmastia seems to be more prevalent among thin women, mainly due to the fact that thin women usually have less tissue and/or fat covering the sternum. Sometimes, the surgeon will attempt to release some of these tissues, in order to get the implants closer together.

Mr Ahmad has extensive experience in the correction of long-term augmentation complications. He employs the most modern techniques including ADM (Strattice™) to solve these sometimes quite challenging problems with very good cosmetic outcomes.

There are not many surgeons doing these corrections and you must be highly skilled to fix corrections of long-term augmentation complications.

If you have developed any of the above conditions and you want to discuss its remedy please make an appointment with Mr Ahmad by contacting his secretary.

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