Is it possible to repair tissue that breaks ten weeks after having breast augmentation?

Ten weeks ago, I had my implants changed. With my first follow-up, my Plastic Surgeon told me that he used 600 cc implants, as the 525 cc ones we discussed would not make a difference. My surgeon said that the implant is breaking through my breast tissue and there is no support for it as it is too heavy. I also had a thigh lift along with the augmentation. So, now ten weeks and $16,000 later, he wants another $8,000 to do a repair. Is it even possible to repair tissue that breaks?

I am not sure what "tissue break" refers to after a breast implant exchange. If the new implants are stretching and thinning the skin then reconstruction with Alloderm support is probably a good idea.

If implant is exposed it must be removed. Discuss your concern about a size change on the table with your plastic surgeon. There are costs involved-Alloderm and OR and Anesthesia fees could be well over $6000. Ask if the surgeon is minimizing your professional fees.

Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS
Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS
195 Commonwealth AvenueBostonMA02116US

Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS

195 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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