Are you a fan of the reality TV show “Botched” on E! Online? If you liked the reality TV show “Swan” or “Nip/Tuck,” you might enjoy “Botched” also. “Botched” makes plastic surgery seem like a spectator sport. The cosmetic surgery drama featuring two surgeons. Botched is a show about fixing surgeries that have gone wrong. The show features patients with warped noses, “uniboobs,” bad butt implants, and body dysmorphic disorder.
Dr. Michael W. Gray is well versed at correcting many deformities and errors created by other surgeons and those created inadvertently by the patient. Some of these problems are listed below to help you identify may be what it is that you are seeing.
Corrective Breast Surgery
Communicating Pockets – Lifting of the sternal skin-Synmastia
Deflations and Ruptures
Snoopy dog deformity
The photo preoperatively on the left demonstrates a patient who underwent a breast augmentation by another surgeon who put both implants outside the lower margins of the breast. If you look closely you can see that the breast implants are falling down her abdomen. The arrow points to what we call bottoming out deformity. If you look even closer you can see that the skin over the breastbone is lifted and she has what is called a synmastia. Due to the prolonged nature of this problem the skin on the bottom when repaired would no longer sit properly on the body. The skin grew over time is now extra, and will not lay flat. This patient was told preoperatively that this extra skin would need to be excised and she would have as car under both breasts. The scar fades over two years. Dr. Gray corrected the botched procedure.