The typical story goes a bit like this: you were young and you went to a plastic surgeon for breast implants because you felt yours were too small. You got them. They were exciting and fun for sure, then after a few years you think that you probably went too big.
Years have gone by and you are older, and maybe you have several kids. Your breasts look larger than they have ever been (a few extra pounds didn’t help), and they no longer look perky. They even make you look somewhat overweight and matronly. They are so big that you are having some back pain, they sort of get in your way, and they are actually becoming somewhat of a burden on you—they simply aren’t as “fun” as they used to be. They require too much maintenance.
If this is your story, you are not alone. I hear this complaint almost every day in my practice. Remember, fifty percent of my breast work is secondary in nature—I am offering my expertise and experience to patients who already had previous breast work.
This is the ideal time to think smaller and perkier, more proportional and more “sustainable”. Smaller implants weigh less and look more fitting. High profile implants are narrower and project more, providing you with a more youthful appearance. A lift may even be needed to get them back to where they used to be (higher, tighter and perkier).
What may have worked back then, may not be working for you now. No worry though – there are an abundance of options available for those looking to put some “fun” back into their breasts! Visit the Breast Revision Center to learn more.
Robert Caridi, MD