Reasons for Breast Revision Surgery

Published on February 10, 2017

Many women around the world undergo breast augmentation surgery with hopes of improving their body shape and appearance. However, like most cosmetic procedures, breast augmentation has its own set of side effects and post-surgical complications. While most of these complications are temporary and vanish during recovery, there are some that are more severe than others and may require medical attention.

Although you may have done your research, selected the right surgeon, and undergone the breast enhancement surgery you’ve been wanting for so many years, there are chances that you could experience some complications. Some of these may not arise immediately after the procedure. Over time, you’ll notice changes that you weren’t expecting and you will want them corrected. The best way to correct them is through breast revision surgery.

Common Reasons for Breast Revision Surgery

As the name suggests, breast revision surgery is conducted to correct or revise issues stemming from a breast augmentation procedure. The majority of women who undergo breast augmentation are satisfied with their results and don’t need to undergo revision surgery. However, a small percentage of women experience changes either related to their implants or natural changes such as those caused by weight loss and may have to consider revision surgery.

The following are the most common reasons for women to consider undergoing breast revision surgery.

A Change in Implant Type

Earlier, saline implants were the most recommended type of implants, but after the FDA approved the use of silicone implants, there has been an increase in the number of women choosing silicone implants. These implants are made from strong cohesive gel and do not ripple like saline implants, which have a more liquid-like consistency.

Women with saline implants can choose to switch their implants to silicone ones through breast revision surgery. They may do so to address wrinkling or rippling of the breast tissue caused by the implant or to address leakage or rupture of the implant.

A Change in Implant Size

Although you may have done plenty of research and undergone sufficient consultation before your augmentation surgery, there is a chance that you may not be satisfied with the final result. For you to achieve your desired results, you might have to undergo a revision surgery to change the size of your implants.

Changes in Breast Shape or Tissue

Your enhanced breasts are not exempt from the effects of natural changes caused by aging, weight loss, childbirth, or breastfeeding. These factors can change the shape and size of your augmented breasts, so you will have to consider an implant revision or a breast lift to improve your appearance and look more youthful.

Contact Our Office for a Consultation

There are many reasons why women have to consider breast revision surgery, so before you do, make sure you consult your surgeon and determine that is the right procedure for your goals. If you would like to arrange an informative consultation with Dr. Carl Lentz, an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, contact our office today. During this consultation, you will learn more about the breast revision process.

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