4 Popular Breast Corrections You Should Know About
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When most women think about enhancing the breasts’ appearance with plastic surgery, they often only consider making the breasts larger or smaller or lifting sagging breasts. While breast augmentation, breast reduction, and breast lift surgery are the most common breast enhancement procedures, they are not the only ones.
There are many different techniques that can improve the appearance of the breasts, whether they are designed to correct a genetic condition or a complication that arose from a previous breast augmentation. From correcting inverted nipples to repositioning an implant, Dr. Koch offers many services to enhance the aesthetic of the breast and the confidence of the patient.
How Can Inverted Nipples Be Corrected?
Inverted nipples can occur at birth or later due to breastfeeding or disease, such as breast cancer, and can wreak havoc on a woman’s self-esteem. Inverted nipples are usually instigated by fibrosis or the shortening of the milk ducts.
One method for addressing this concern is by surgically severing the ducts that prevent the nipples from protruding. Once this tissue is released, the nipples will be able to project normally.
This simple procedure only requires local anesthesia and is performed on an outpatient basis.
How Can Tubular Breasts Be Corrected?
Tubular breasts are caused by a developmental deficiency (either in the bottom, medial, or lateral pole) that creates a misshapen breast appearance. Tubular breasts are often defined by asymmetrical or shapeless parts of the breast. Depending on the type of tubular breasts you have, you may require different approaches. Some corrections techniques include inserting an implant, fat grafting, or removing excess skin.
Correction of tubular breasts is almost always corrected by altering the lower pole.
How Can Bottoming Out of the Breast Be Corrected?
With all the pros that come with breast implants, they are not indestructible. Accidents do occur, and therefore, corrections are sometimes needed. There are many kinds of corrections available and several reasons why breast implants may need a repair. One of these is implant displacement.
Bottoming out is when one or both implants sink below the inframammary line. This can be influenced or caused by overly large implants or weak breast tissue. Breast revision or breast implant exchange addresses this concern. This complication commonly requires a synthetic mesh scaffold.
Wearing underwire bras may prevent a recurrence.
How Can Capsular Contracture Be Corrected?
Capsular contracture occurs when natural scar tissue hardens and creates a thick, constricting formation around the breast implants. This formation can cause significant discomfort, disfigurement, and cause the implants to fail. Capsular contracture can be corrected by removing the implant and the surrounding scar tissue (either in pieces or together). A new, healthy implant can be inserted at that time.