Friday, September 18, 2015

5 Reasons for Breast Implant Revision

5 Reasons for Breast Implant RevisionWomen seek breast implant revision for a variety of reasons.  Whether it is the size of the implant, changes in overlying breast tissue or issues with the implant itself that prompts a woman to seek consultation, breast implant revision surgery can help you reach your goals.

Number One: Changed Your Mind

One of the most common reasons for breast implant revision surgery is dissatisfaction with size.  Going to big or too small the first time around can be easily remedied with a simple implant exchange procedure.  On the other hand, some women change their mind overtime.  Perhaps having gone too large in youth to compensate for saggy breasts, or simply to look enhanced in clothing,  is no longer the look you want.  You may now feel that your implants are too big or that your implants are too heavy.  They may interfere with exercise or daily activities.  OR, you may feel you were too cautious with your first procedure and wish to go bigger.  Dissatisfaction with size can be fixed with changing your implants to the size you desire or simply removing them.  Women may also choose to undergo breast lift surgery (also known as Mastopexy) at the same time. 

Number Two:  Changed Your Weight.

Weight gain or loss can easily change the size of your breasts.  While your implants may have been perfect for your breasts at the time of surgery, loosing or gaining a substantial amount of weight can alter the breast- implant balance and cause a woman to seek Breast Implant Revision. If you lost a considerable amount of weight, larger implants might be too prominent or in contrast not be adequate to give you the size you want and you may want to go bigger. One the other hand, gaining a lot of weight can make you feel larger than you are or can make your weight gain feel more substantial.  You may seek to remove or downsize your implants to feel lighter and more balanced.

Number Three:  Changed Your Breast Shape

Overtime, a woman's breasts naturally change shape.  This may be the result of the natural aging process, pregnancy or weight fluctuation.   And in turn, the breast surgery you once had may not be holding up.  It is not uncommon for women to have droopy or saggy breasts despite having breast implants in place.  A rebalancing procedure that reshapes the breasts in the form of breast lift surgery with or without exchange of  her implants can restore the once youthful appearance of the breast. 

Number Four:  Capsular Contracture or Implant Rupture.

Sometimes, you might need to have implants replaced or removed because of reasons beyond your control. Although it's not common, it is possible for an implant to rupture. Whether you have saline or silicone implants, implant rupture is a reason to seek breast implant revision.

Some women may develop capsular contracture.  This is a condition in which the scar tissue forms around implants becomes hard and may distort the implant and in some cases cause pain.. Capsular contracture can be both physically and visibly obvious. If capsular contracture results in distortion, pain or even rupture of the implant, you may need breast implant revision surgery.

Number Five:  Double Bubble, Rippling, and Symmastia

Although uncommon, complications after breast augmentation surgery may result in double bubble deformity, visible rippling or even symmastia.  These can be difficult problems to fix, but advanced techniques of changing the plane of the implant and using a dermal sling can result in aesthetically pleasing breasts. 

Plan Your Breast Implant Revision Consultation Today

To learn more about breast implant revision surgery, contact the Aesthetic Surgery Center to schedule your consultation with Dr. William Ross, a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with fellowship training in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. Dr. Ross believes that education and communicating with his patients are the keys to helping them achieve successful, natural looking results. Schedule your consultation at the Aesthetic Surgery Center in Naples, located at 1175 Creekside Parkway, Suite 100, Naples, FL 34108 or by calling 239-594-9100.