Dr Philip Richardson Areola Reduction Surgeon Robina Town Centre Gold Coast
Sometimes, particularly after weight loss or breastfeeding but also just because of the effects of gravity, the breast tissue and nipple areola complex come to sit in a “droopy” position. Whilst in some such patients it may be necessary to both use a breast implant and perform a lift, other patients can get away with having a pure breast augmentation (i.e. insertion of implants only). For patients having a breast augmentation alone, Dr. Richardson recommends an anatomic or teardrop-shaped implant placed on top of the muscle. Placing it on top of the muscle prevents the longer-term complication of the breast dropping off the front of the implant and leaving the patient with one mound, which is the implant, along with another formed by natural breast tissue that sits at a lower level. If the implant is put on top of the muscle, it tends to move with the breast as it naturally descends under the influence of gravity. The teardrop-shaped implant has a lower centre of mass and therefore causes the nipple to project more outward and upward; by contrast, a round implant, which often has a higher centre of pointed projection, and can under some circumstances be pushed in a downward direction.
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