There are several different reasons some women undergo breast revision surgery after their initial breast enhancement. Whether a person is unhappy with results from a previous plastic surgeon, the size of their augmented breasts, experiences a leak in the implant, or simply wants their implants removed all together, I recommend breast revision surgery to address such concerns.
It is common for patients to decide they want to increase or decrease the size of their existing implants. When determining what implant size is aesthetically fitting for the patient, many factors such as weight, height, age, and body shape are considered and play a vital role. In order to achieve your cosmetic goals, I will remove your old implants and replace them with better-suited implants that work in proportion to your figure. The correct type of breast implant varies from patient to patient and the decision between saline, silicone, or “gummy bear” breast implants is a personal preference. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to try on different implant sizes and shapes to help you get a better idea of your possible outcome.
Though breast augmentation complications are rare, with any surgical procedure, there are inherent risks that can occur due to a foreign object being placed into the body. In some instances, implants can rupture, causing the breasts to deflate. If you experience a rupture with saline implants, you will have no physical harm, the body will absorb the saline solution and the breasts deflate. If you experience complications with silicone implants, it less likely to leak and the breast are less likely to deflate creating a “silent rupture”. The most common type of breast augmentation complication is capsule contracture, which occurs when the body forms a fibrous tissue lining around the breast area in response to an implant being placed in your body. Capsular contracture causes the implant to look and feel hard due to the build-up of the fibrous tissue and surgery is recommended in order to remove the capsule and restore a softer look and feel to the breasts.
Regardless of the reasons, if you’re interested in removing your implants, a breast lift can be performed at the same time to remove excess tissue and move the breast to a more youthful position. A breast lift can also be combined with breast reduction or augmentation for complete rejuvenation. It is important to discuss your goals and ask any questions during your one-on-one consultation. To further maximize successful results following your procedure, I advise my patients to maintain a healthy lifestyle after surgery to prolong those results.
If you’re interested in breast revision or any other breast procedures I perform, please contact us today to schedule your consultation. For the most up-to-date plastic surgery news and specials be sure to connect with me, Dr. David Whiteman, on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.