When a woman undergoes a breast augmentation surgery, most of the time, she does not plan on getting a second surgery for some time. However, it is good to be aware that breast implants are not lifetime devices. Breast implants can last for 10 years or longer, but eventually, a revision may be required.
Most of the time, a breast implant revision requires getting rid of the breast implants and placing new implants. Usually, the goal is to improve or change the appearance of your breasts while updating the material of the implants. The changes sought by a breast revision surgery include:
- A concurrent reduction or breast lift
- Reshaping of the breast implant pocket in order to reposition the implants in the chest
- Decreasing and increasing the style, shape, and size of breast implant
The Desire to Undergo a Breast Revision Procedure May Stem from:
- Desire of changing the breast size
- The pain caused by capsular contracture
- Concern of migration or rupture of the implants
- Desire for a different implant type
Breast implant revision must be tailored according to the desires and goals of the patient. The surgery should also always be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience and training in different types of breast surgery procedures. Your surgeon should start by listening to your desires and goals and then developing a surgical plan to address the issues arising from the first surgery.
What to Expect from a Revision Surgery
A revision breast augmentation can offer certain challenges due to the scar tissue present from the initial procedure. The surgeon will be dealing with tissue stretching and an anatomical change that took place because of the old implants. A skilled surgeon like Dr. Salzman has the experience necessary to deliver safe and satisfying results from your revision procedure.
Are you interested in learning more about breast revision surgery? Contact our office today to schedule your consultation appointment!