Implant Malposition

When a breast implant is not sitting in the correct or intended position, it is referred to as implant malposition. These can be some of the most challenging problems in revision breast surgery. As a recognized expert in plastic surgery of the breast, Dr. Brown is often asked to assist and manage with these difficult problems. The cases below represent some of the patients that Dr. Brown has treated with implant malposition. 
Synmastia (implants too close together). Corrected by placing new 270 cc implants in a new pocket under the pectoral muscle. Before and 6 months after

Synmastia (implants too close together). Corrected by placing new 270 cc implants in a new pocket under the pectoral muscle. Before and 6 months after

Synmastia (implants too close together). Corrected by placing new 270 cc implants in a new pocket under the pectoral muscle. Before and 6 months after

Synmastia (implants too close together). Corrected by placing new 270 cc implants in a new pocket under the pectoral muscle. Before and 6 months after

Inferior malposition of the right implant (implant too low) following breast augmentation and reduction of the areola. Right implant position corrected with internal sutures and revision of both areola scars. Before and 6 months after

Inferior malposition of the right implant (implant too low) following breast augmentation and reduction of the areola. Right implant position corrected with internal sutures and revision of both areola scars. Before and 6 months after

Inferior malposition of the right implant (implant too low) following breast augmentation and reduction of the areola. Right implant position corrected with internal sutures and revision of both areola scars. Before and 6 months after

Inferior malposition of the right implant (implant too low) following breast augmentation and reduction of the areola. Right implant position corrected with internal sutures and revision of both areola scars. Before and 6 months after

Superior malposition of the right implant (implant too high). Correction by lowering the right implant and replacement with larger cohesive gel implants. Before and 6 months after

Superior malposition of the right implant (implant too high). Correction by lowering the right implant and replacement with larger cohesive gel implants. Before and 6 months after

Superior malposition of the right implant (implant too high). Correction by lowering the right implant and replacement with larger cohesive gel implants. Before and 6 months after

Superior malposition of the right implant (implant too high). Correction by lowering the right implant and replacement with larger cohesive gel implants. Before and 6 months after

Inferior malposition of the left implant (implant too low) due to excessive release of the inframammary fold following breast augmentation and breast lift. The patient had several failed corrections. Left implant position corrected with internal sutures of the fold and insertion of an internal support matrix. Before and 6 months after

Inferior malposition of the left implant (implant too low) due to excessive release of the inframammary fold following breast augmentation and breast lift. The patient had several failed corrections. Left implant position corrected with internal sutures of the fold and insertion of an internal support matrix. Before and 6 months after

Inferior malposition of the left implant (implant too low) due to excessive release of the inframammary fold following breast augmentation and breast lift. The patient had several failed corrections. Left implant position corrected with internal sutures of the fold and insertion of an internal support matrix. Before and 6 months after

Inferior malposition of the left implant (implant too low) due to excessive release of the inframammary fold following breast augmentation and breast lift. The patient had several failed corrections. Left implant position corrected with internal sutures of the fold and insertion of an internal support matrix. Before and 6 months after

Superior malposition of both implants (implants too high) with sagging of the overlying breast tissue. Correction was performed by inserting new implants in a lower position and by performing a breast lift with incisions placed around the areola and vertically down the breast. Before and 1 year after

Superior malposition of both implants (implants too high) with sagging of the overlying breast tissue. Correction was performed by inserting new implants in a lower position and by performing a breast lift with incisions placed around the areola and vertically down the breast. Before and 1 year after

Superior malposition of both implants (implants too high) with sagging of the overlying breast tissue. Correction was performed by inserting new implants in a lower position and by performing a breast lift with incisions placed around the areola and vertically down the breast. Before and 1 year after

Superior malposition of both implants (implants too high) with sagging of the overlying breast tissue. Correction was performed by inserting new implants in a lower position and by performing a breast lift with incisions placed around the areola and vertically down the breast. Before and 1 year after

Synmastia (implants too close together). Corrected by placing new implants in a new pocket under the pectoral muscle. Before and 6 months after

Synmastia (implants too close together). Corrected by placing new implants in a new pocket under the pectoral muscle. Before and 6 months after

Synmastia (implants too close together). Corrected by placing smaller and narrower implants in a new pocket under the pectoral muscle along with reinforcement of  the medial breast implant pocket. Before and 6 months after

Synmastia (implants too close together). Corrected by placing smaller and narrower implants in a new pocket under the pectoral muscle along with reinforcement of the medial breast implant pocket. Before and 6 months after

Synmastia (implants too close together). Corrected by placing smaller and narrower implants in a new pocket under the pectoral muscle along with reinforcement of  the medial breast implant pocket. Before and 6 months after

Synmastia (implants too close together). Corrected by placing smaller and narrower implants in a new pocket under the pectoral muscle along with reinforcement of the medial breast implant pocket. Before and 6 months after