This 53-year-old patient from Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas was post breast augmentation surgery in 2001, performed in Newport Beach by another doctor. The patient was unhappy with the results of her previous surgery, which left her with significant complications. She had scar tissue present and the left pectoralis muscle was damaged resulting in feeling and seeing the breast implant. She wanted revisionary breast augmentation surgery.
A scar on the lateral side of her left breast was causing tension and pulling of the skin causing an undesirable result and because of her very thin skin, rippling was highly visible.
After meeting Dr. Pousti and discussing the risk and complications of her surgery in detail, the patient decided to proceed. Dr. Pousti recommended the use of Strattice tissue to help with the left breast.
Markings, map the surgery in detail…. where the patient had “rippling” (being able to feel the breast implant).
A skin reconstruction technique called “Z-Plasty” was used to release the high-tension in the skin adjacent to the scar of her left lateral breast.
Strattice (donated acelluar human tissue to provide a foundation for tissue regeneration.) was also used provide durable coverage between the implant and the breast to minimize rippling.
Previous breast implants were removed.
600cc silicone-gel breast implants were used in both breasts made by Mentor Corporation.
The tension on the left breast from the previous surgery is release and the skin is relaxed.
This patient is now 6 days post-op revisionary and reconstructive breast augmentation surgery. The patient is extremely happy with the results of her surgery.
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