Neo pocket formation

After an initial breast augmentation and 2 capsulorrhaphy Revision surgeries with the same Sydney cosmetic surgeon, I am still unhappy with my breasts due to them sitting too low, the scars being over a cm above the crease and the feeling of lumps and bumps on the bottom of my breasts where she hasn't managed to stitch them up correctly. I have now been to a certified plastic surgeon who has suggested removal and replacement of the round implants with anatomical ones via a neo pocket formation. Firstly wondering how successful this is likely to be? Is it like he is starting again so the results should be like I got my first procedure with him? Is this a common way to correct my issues? It sounds great to me but it's hard to find any information about how this procedure actually works. I am 35 years old and wanting a natural result so don't want the appearance of above the muscle breasts. Any info is appreciated. Thankyou!

Brinkley February 6th, 2016 NSW

  • Answer
    Dr. Alex Phoon

    Alex Phoon

    26 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    New South Wales, Australia

    Hi,
    Sorry to hear you've had a rough journey with your breast augmentation surgery. In broad terms, when you have problems with an implant and the pocket it is sitting in you need to change them. This does essentially allow the implant to 're-set' in a new place. The term neo-pocket formation just means that your surgeon will use some of the existing covering around the your current implant (the capsule) in the process.
    It's usually a pretty reliable technique but you need to keep in mind that this kind of revision surgery is always more difficult than primary surgery. I can't really comment on the position of the scar being above the current crease without seeing more photos.
    Best regards,
    Alex