Pectoral Implant Revision

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in pectoral implant revision surgery. I currently have pectoral` implants. These were custom made to my specifications. I had a larger implant made for more projection.I am fairly happy with them except they are too firm and they do not feel natural when massaged. I was wondering if there is such a thing as custom pectoral implants that can be designed to be inflatable with saline or silicone? I want somewhat firm implants although I wish the implants to have some softness to them as to mimic a pectoral muscle. Thanks for your assistance with this question.

A: While I don’t know the manufacturer and durometer (scale of stiffness used in silicone implants), it is very possible that new custom pectoral implants can be made of very low durometer that really mimic muscle tissue. This ultrasoft durometer of silicone is what I use on all custom body implants. This may be what you have in (although I doubt it) but I would need more specifics about the implants you have in to better answer that question. Most certainly you do not want a saline implant which would be worse than what you have now.

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana