This patient is a 27-year-old professional businesswoman who’s breasts developed asymmetrically. The left breast was more ptotic, or “droopy” than the right, a condition that had bothered her immensely since adolescents. In addition to correcting her asymmetry, she wished improve the overall shape and positioning of both breasts in a way that would look natural …Read More
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Case of the Month
The following case studies have been selected to highlight plastic surgery procedures that are especially common, challenging or exemplify aspects of surgical management which we’d like to share. Again, we wish to thank our patients for allowing us to use their photos and stories.
*Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
Age: 63 Weight: 108 Height: 5’1″ After photos taken 9 months post-op After a breast augmentation procedure with another surgeon, this patient consulted Dr. Michael Cohen to address the uneven appearance of her breasts. Dr. Cohen diagnosed her with capsular contracture of her left breast. Capsular contraction occurs when the capsule surrounding the breast implant …Read More
Implant Replacement with Capsulorraphy, Case 175 Age: 30 Weight: 115 lbs Height: 5’2″ After photos taken 3 months post-op After a previous breast augmentation procedure performed by another surgeon, this 30-year-old woman was concerned with the sagging, matronly appearance of her breasts. This condition occurs when the breast implant capsule is too soft and doesn’t provide …Read More
As part of the healing process following a breast augmentation procedure, the body naturally forms a layer of scar tissue surrounding the implants. In most cases, the capsule is thin and soft. However, for this patient, the capsules around her implants contracted, causing her breasts to become hard, uncomfortable and misshapen. Dr. Michael Cohen performed …Read More
Breast Revision for “Double Bubble” This patient underwent a Breast Augmentation with a unilateral Lift (on the right breast) procedure to address the asymmetry, shape and size of her breasts. She subsequently developed a double bubble on the non-lift breast (left side). A “double bubble,” also known as “bottoming out,” occurs when an implant drops …Read More
This patient is a 35-year-old patient underwent breast augmentation surgery more than 4 years ago with another surgeon. Over time, her breasts became hard, uncomfortable and uneven. Eager to find relief and correct her condition, she sought the expertise of Dr. Michael Cohen, a known breast revision specialist. Dr. Cohen, removed old blood and fluid …Read More
While most breast implants never cause problems, some women experience changes after surgery that warrant a revision, such as capsular contracture. Procedure: Left Breast Capsulectomy with Acellular Dermal Matrix Patient: Age: 65, Weight: 125 lbs, Height: 5’4” Photos: 8 months’ post-surgery This 65-year-old retired teacher had capsular contracture of her left breast that developed after …Read More
Age: 18 Weight: 182 Height: 6’ After photos taken 9 months post-op This patient presented with classic gynecomastia, a condition in which men develop excess breast tissue during puberty. His chest bothered him immensely throughout most of his teens. After years of feeling self-conscience and uncomfortable with his body, he and his parents decided to permanently remove …Read More
Procedure: Left: Capsulorrhaphy, Right: Capsulotomy Patient: Age: 47, Weight: 127lbs, Height: 5’6” Photos: 13 days post-surgery This 47-year-old woman presented with asymmetry that developed after her initial breast augmentation surgery. She experienced capsular contracture in her right breast and bottoming out on her left breast, causing asymmetry and discomfort. Dr. Cohen corrected these conditions by …Read More