Breast Lift Plastic Surgeon Orange County

The most common complication following breast augmentation is implant malposition; this results in the asymmetric appearance of breast mounds. This complication usually occurs early, right after breast augmentation surgery and is caused either by surgeon error (creating asymmetric breast pockets during surgery) or by patient non-compliance (use of arms or pectoralis muscles too soon after surgery).

Another set of patients will experience malposition later in life as their breast mounds tend to age and droop off of their implants.

Both patients’ concerns can be corrected with breast augmentation revision requiring alteration and reinforcement of breast pocket position; typically, the capsule that forms around the implant must be either released, partially cut out, or even sewn down to define the new, more desirable pocket position. For patients with long term malposition due to drooping of the breasts, a simultaneous breast lift procedure may be added.

Breast Lift Plastic Surgeon Orange County

The most common complication of breast augmentation revision is….. you guessed it, malposition again. In order to minimize the risk of secondary implant malposition, it is critical to maintain the new implant position in the early postoperative period. Traditionally, this has been done with a breast band which avoids implant migration superiorly; this is a strap that is placed over the upper chest(on top of the implants) in order to ensure optimum implant position. Unfortunately, many patients complain of underarm chafing, especially when instructed to wear the band for a two to four week period; this duration ensures that the final implant position become secured once the new capsule has formed. Despite this benefit, few patients are able to keep their breast bands in place for the recommended duration, at least with the traditional breast band.

Mermaid Breast Lift Plastic Surgeon Orange County

Approximately three years ago, Dr. Mowlavi and one of his breast cancer patients who endured wearing of the traditional breast band, designed and developed the Mermaid Breast Band.

This unique band has a cut out in the arm pit, that allows for the comfortable wearing of the breast band for prolonged periods without the worry of under arm chafing. Use of the Mermaid breast band has allowed Dr. Mowlavi to get consistently superior breast augmentation revision results and to be considered a premier breast revision surgeon.

SEE ALSO: Breast Lift with Implants

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