Behzad Parva, MD, Plastic Surgeon
(703) 777-7477

Implant Malposition

Breast implant surgery may result in unsatisfactory results if the implants are not symmetric (even) and settle in a position that gives the breast an unnatural appearance. The 2 separate breast implants may independently be malpositioned too high, too low, or too far to the inside or outside of the breast. This can occur at the time of surgery or over time.

Correcting this situation can take a combination of techniques from releasing scar tissue to placing internal sutures to modify the breast pocket and relocate the implant to the proper position.

In some cases, modifying the breast pocket and supporting the new implant position is assisted by the use of Strattice™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix. This material is placed as an internal graft when supportive tissue is needed.