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KarenRN
Jacksonville, FL

 
Can I get better cleavage or more upper pole fullness by tightening my pockets on the bottom/lateral sides? Or do I need a relift/different implants?


I had a BL/BA in 2007 with 510cc mod saline unders. They were way too big 34E/F, I never had cleavage and after they dropped I had no upper pole fullness either. Apparently my skin stretched with the weight of the implants as well. Had a redo Feb 2008 with a re-lift and 390cc mod saline unders. I am much happier with the size. They look smaller from the front (I think because they go out to the sides), but they are DD's. I am unhappy with the shape, the lack of cleavage and upper pole fullness. I know my natural breasts grew outwards too and that has a lot to do with it, but does that mean I will never have what I am looking for? I would like a rounder breast with a full upper pole and decent cleavage. I just talked to my PS about a revision, wondering if he could tighten the pocket on the outside and bottom (right now my breasts fall into my armpits when I lie down). He doesn't think that is the problem and wants to relift (again!) and swap my 390's for 450's. How will this help when I had 510's and still no cleavage? And how is it that I would need a 3rd lift in less than 2 years? Did he not lift enough to begin with? Or is it really my body? He also suggested going over the muscle to get them closer. I don't know that I am comfortable with that either. If it helps I am 5'5" with a 31.5" ribcage. My pre-BA breasts were deflated C's. I have included pics of pre, post 1st time and now. Sorry so lengthy, I appreciate your time and any insight you may be able to provide. Thank you so much!

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docblinski


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Miami, FL
United States
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February 17, 2010 11:47 AM

Your question is soooooo specific and your issue is extremely intense that you need an in person evaluation. Call 3 boarded plastic surgeons to see what they recommend. Without photos I (more)
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docblinski


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Miami, FL
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February 6, 2010 7:15 AM

Please send me your photos to docblinski@msn.com I can than evaluate and privately give you an opinion via e/mail. From MIAMI (more)
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fhcmd


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Brea, CA
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February 4, 2010 9:23 PM

I see many patients in my practice with identical stories as yourself. Usually a new pocket needs to be created for the smaller implant and if the skin has stretched, as may occur with (more)
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dr.jlo


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Houston, TX
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  Better Cleavage and Upper Pole Fullness
November 5, 2009 2:43 PM

I did not see your pics, so feel free to email me with them. In general, it can be hard to correct a breast that has been stretched out by an oversized implant. An internal breast lift (more)
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