Riding High

Riding High (implants too high on chest wall)

This is when breast implants are too high on the chest wall, and the pockets for the implants need to be re-adjusted. This may cause the nipple-areola complex to appear low or pointing downward. This can be corrected by removing the current implants and lowering the pocket. When the pocket is lowered, the implants will fall into the pockets and have a nicer placement on the chest wall and more natural look.

The Surgical Procedure

The operation time varies depending on what exactly would need to be performed. We will review this with you after you have been examined by Dr. Pousti.

For correction of high riding implants, the procedure can take from 1-2 hours depending on how much work is involved. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Pousti takes his time in the operating room to make sure that he does what he can to achieve the patient’s results. The pocket is adjusted to that the implant placement on the chest is corrected.

What To Expect After Surgery

Pain is rarely strong, more commonly being a degree of discomfort. Swelling occurs but usually begins to subside by the third or fourth day. Some degree of swelling may persist for longer periods. A well-fitted bra is worn day and night for three weeks. While there is probably seldom interference with future breast feeding, women are cautioned that it may not be possible to breast feed in the future.

The surgical bra is used to stabilize the area after the repairs are made.

Resumption Of Physical Activities

Driving may be resumed in 1-2 weeks.
Non-contact sports in 3 weeks.
Contact sports in 6 weeks.