When you choose breast augmentation to enhance the size of your bust, you hope for natural-looking, long-lasting results. However, some women are unhappy with the look or feel of their implants or experience complications later on that require a subsequent procedure. Breast implant revision can address your concerns with your breasts, so you feel comfortable and happy with your bust size.
Women choose breast implant revision for various reasons, including:
1. Dissatisfied with Previous Breast Augmentation Results
Dr. Breitbart often performs breast implant revisions for women who had a breast augmentation with implants at another plastic surgery office with another plastic surgeon. Some of the most common complaints or problems women have with their initial results include abnormal implant position, high-riding implants, a “bottoming out” appearance or the desire for smaller or larger implants. Dr. Breitbart can improve the shape and size of your breasts, update the implant material to reach your desired results and reshape the breast implant pocket for better positioning on your chest.
2. Replacing Older Breast implants
While sometimes the goal is to improve your breast augmentation results, other times the focus is to replace older implants with new ones. Saline and silicone breast implants are FDA-approved, and most come with a lifetime warranty for conditions such as implant rupture. However, even in the absence of rupture, some women may choose to change their implants.
The shape or size of breast implants may change as time passes, altering the look and feel of your bust due to natural aging, gravity or childbearing. Dr. Breitbart may recommend combining breast implant revision surgery with a breast lift to restore an elevated profile and correct breast sagging or drooping.
3. Addressing Breast Implant Complications
Breast implant revision corrects for complications from breast augmentation such as implant ruptures and capsular contracture. When your body creates excess scar tissue and tightens around the implant, this is called capsular contracture. Women may experience pain and feel breast tightness due to the thick scar tissue. Breast implant revision gets rid of that scar tissue and either removes the implant or replaces it with a new one that may be a different fill, shape or texture.
Are You Unhappy with Your Breast Implants?
If you are not satisfied with your breast augmentation results or have experienced an implant complication, contact Dr. Breitbart to discuss your revision surgery options. Email email@example.com or call (516) 365-3511 to schedule your consultation.