There comes a time, usually around ten years, where patients who enhanced their breasts using implants may feel they no longer have the right size or shape to their bust. Other women may want to remove their breast implants altogether due to medical complications or no longer happy with their appearance.
Fortunately, a breast implant revision is a surgical procedure that caters to women who wish to change their breast implants from their initial breast augmentation surgery.
Why Would I Need a Breast Revision?
Changes in Your Personal Aesthetic Preferences
Every woman has an ideal breast size and shape based on their personal preferences, and— like all other preferences—that inclination is subject to change. Other women may be dissatisfied with the results of their breast augmentation and disappointed that the augmentation failed to achieve their vision.
Luckily, patients can choose to increase or decrease the size of their implants following their breast augmentation during a breast revision if they are unhappy with the current appearance of their breasts.
Implant rupture can occur when there is trauma to the outer shell of the implant, which can cause the volumizing solution to fill up the breast pocket and make the breasts to look unbalanced.
Other complications such as capsular contracture can cause the shell of tissue that naturally forms around the implants to tighten, causing physical discomfort and pain.
Breast implants that are bottoming out (implant sitting too low on the breast) or experiencing a double bubble (breast implants creating an additional protrusion of tissue) can also be corrected during a revision. Women can undergo a breast revision to address these concerns and restore their overall appearance.
How Is a Breast Revision Performed?
A breast revision surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. While some women choose to have their breast implants replaced with a different size or shape, others have them removed entirely. Your breast revision surgery can vary based on the technique used for your procedure and your personal and aesthetic needs.