A lot of women get a breast augmentation in order to feel more beautiful. However, in some cases, a patient may be unhappy with their results. When this occurs, revision breast augmentation can be performed to give the patient the quality results they deserve.
Revision breast augmentation is a procedure where aspects of the breasts are altered in order to resolve issues stemming from a previous breast augmentation. If you’re not satisfied with the results of an augmentation, you should consider coming in for revision breast augmentation.
Why Do Women Come In for Revision Breast Augmentation?
Women may be unhappy with the results of their breast augmentation for a variety of reasons.
• It alleviates complications: As with all surgical procedures, the breast augmentation comes with the potential for complications. Breast pain, implant malposition, breast asymmetry, implant deflation, rippling, and capsular contracture are all examples of complications that can occur. If you experience any of these issues, you should come in for a checkup.
• It addresses unsatisfactory aesthetic results: In many cases, patients are unsatisfied with the look or feel of their breasts after augmentation surgery. Their implants may not have been big enough to provide the volume they were looking for, or the breasts may end up looking bigger than the patient was hoping for. The breasts may not feel as firm as desired, or they may feel too firm.
How Does Revision Breast Augmentation Solve These Problems?
A revision breast augmentation can correct any of the aforementioned issues. There are a number of techniques that can be employed during revision breast augmentation depending on the problem being corrected.
• In many cases, the breast implants that were put in during a primary breast augmentation are replaced with smaller or larger implants.
• Saline implants may be removed and replaced with silicone implants or vice-versa.
• Patients may request that we remove their implants without replacing them.
• Implants can be repositioned to offer better aesthetic results and improved symmetry.
• In the case of capsular contracture – when the scar-tissue capsule that naturally forms around an implant is too thick or tight – the capsule may be altered to relieve pressure or may be removed entirely.
These corrective actions can address complications that you’ve experienced after your initial surgery.
The Procedure and What to Expect
In terms of what to expect, revision breast augmentation is very similar to primary breast augmentation. Anesthesia is administered to keep the patient comfortable. Typically, when the anesthesia has taken effect, the incisions that were created during the primary breast augmentation are used for this procedure.
Once the desired corrections and changes have been made, the incisions are closed using surgical sutures. Recovery after revision surgery is also very similar to the original augmentation recovery process.
Visit Dr. Lentz for Your Consultation
Once you know more about the surgery and are clear on the details, you’ll find that it isn’t something to worry about. Having a detailed talk with Dr. Carl Lentz, an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, will put your mind at ease. Schedule your consultation by contacting our office.