Many women have undergone breast augmentation, and over many years, the results of the procedure are not nearly as pleasing. When a woman no longer feels good about how her breasts look, it could be time to consider a breast implant revision.
Also called breast implant replacement, breast implant revision surgery consists of the replacement or removal of silicone or saline breast implants. The procedure might also be used to change the type of size of implants. Some women suffer complications while undergoing breast augmentation. A breast implant revision can be used to correct these complications. The end goal for the procedure is youthful looking breasts.
Should You Consider A Breast Implant Revision Procedure?
If you have saline breast implants, and they’ve deflated or started to leak, then you should consider the procedure. You might also consider breast revision if you wish to change the size of your implants. Breast revision can also help you if your implants have shifted.
The Pros and Cons of Breast Implant Revision
One of the greatest benefits that breast implant revision can provide is a restored, youthful appearance for your breasts. If you’re unhappy with the shape of your breasts, then the procedure can be very beneficial. Some other notable benefits are improved breast symmetry as well as decreased or increased breast size.
Are You A Candidate For Breast Implant Revision?
It’s important to realize that breast implants change over time. Even if your initial surgery went extremely well, you can still end up in a position where you no longer like what your breasts look like. You might be a great candidate for breast revision if you:
- Don’t smoke
- Have great overall health
- Wish to correct your breast asymmetry
- Would like to decrease or increase the size of your breasts
- Have experienced a negative change in the appearance of your breasts from weight changes
- Are unhappy with the results of your initial breast surgery
- Needed a breast lift during your initial surgery but didn’t get one
It’s also important for potential candidates to hold realistic expectations in terms of what breast revision can accomplish. A positive attitude and good health are also important.
How the Procedure Is Performed
The exact procedural steps will be determined by what you’re having done. For example, the procedural steps for changing implant size are different than the steps used for implant rippling or capsular contracture. Breast revision can be used for implant removal, implant malposition correction and elevated nipple or areola position.
What Results Can You Expect?
The results that you can obtain from undergoing breast implant revision can last many years. As long as you don’t become pregnant or gain a significant amount of weight, you should be happy with your results for a very long time. The effects of aging and gravity can negatively affect your results.
The total weight of the implants you choose also determines how they’ll look in the future. In general, the results from this procedure are very long lasting. At the Institute of Aesthetic Surgery, we offer breast revision surgery. With the help of Dr. Gregory or Dr. Sylora, you will be able to determine if breast revision is right for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.