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After you have undergone breast enhancement surgery, there are chances that you may not be completely satisfied with your results, experienced weight fluctuation, or even experienced rare complications. Whether a patient is unhappy with the size of their augmented breasts, experiences a leak in the implant, or simply wants their implants removed all together, double-board certified Dr. David Whiteman helps each and every one of his patients achieve the look they desire. Below, Dr. Whiteman breaks down a list of common breast-related concerns patients run into and how breast revision can correct the issue:

Implant Size

breast-revision-surgeryMany factors come into play when determining what implant size is good for the patient; such as height, weight, age & body shape. Often patients decide to switch their implants from saline to silicone or vice versa. Other patients may decide they want to increase or decrease the size of their existing implants. Regardless of your motivation, if you’re unhappy with the size of your implants, Dr. Whiteman will remove your old implants and replace them with a better suited implant that works in proportion to your build. While in consultation, you will have the opportunity to try on different size implants to help you get a better idea.

Implant Type

The correct type of breast implant to use varies from patient to patient and is determined when scheduling a consultation with Dr. Whiteman. While the decision between saline, silicone, or “gummy bear” breast implants is a personal preference, there are factors that Dr. Whiteman will discuss with you regarding the benefits and risks of each type. During consultation, you’ll have the chance to see the different size options.

Implant Complications

Just as with any surgical procedure, there are inherent risks that can occur due to a foreign object being introduced 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 problems with silicone implants, it less likely to leak and the breast less likely to deflate creating a “silent rupture”. Although rare, all implants are prone to possibly rupture. Capsular Contracture, another commonly corrected concern with breast revision, results from the fibrous tissue lining that your body forms around the breast area in response to an implant being placed in your body, causing the implant to look and feel hard due to the build-up of the fibrous tissue, surgery is recommended in order to remove the capsule and restore a softer look and feel to the breasts.

If you’re interested in breast revision or any other breast procedures Dr. Whiteman performs, please contact us today to schedule your consultation.  For the most up-to-date plastic surgery news and specials be sure to connect with Dr. Whiteman on FacebookTwitter and Google+.