Reasons for Breast Implant Revisions By on July 15, 2012

Reasons for Breast Implant RevisionsBreast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular aesthetic surgery options available today. By undergoing breast augmentation, you can look your best and enhance all of your curves in the process. That said, sometimes patients require a secondary/corrective surgery following the initial breast augmentation surgery. A skilled San Antonio plastic surgeon will be able to help you meet your various aesthetic goals should you need a revision surgery for any reason.

What is breast implant revision surgery?

Breast implant revision refers to a second breast augmentation surgery. This is performed in order to correct issues with the first San Antonio breast augmentation. The surgery is essentially corrective in nature, and helps patients achieve their aesthetic goals.

Why Breast Implant Revision May Be Performed

There are medically necessary reasons and aesthetic reasons that are related to breast implant revision. Let’s look at these matters right now to give you a better understanding of what to expect and what to consider.

Capsular Contracture and Revision Surgery

Capsular contracture refers to a potential complication following breast augmentation surgery in which scar tissue forms around the breast implants. The scar tissue puts major pressure on the breast implants and compresses them. This can cause major pain and discomfort and will also warp the shape of the breasts, which is why a revision breast augmentation surgery will be necessary. Your plastic surgeon in San Antonio will remove the previous breast implants and place new breast implants in such a way as to prevent capsular contracture from happening again.

Breast Implant Ruptures and Revision Surgery

Breast implant rupture refers to punctures and leaks in breast implants, often caused by injury. This causes the breast implants to lose volume, affect the appearance of the breasts. This loss in volume takes place faster in saline implants than silicone implants. Once you notice any sort of loss in volume in the breasts, be sure to speak with a member of our team right away. This will ensure that the implants are replaced as soon as possible. We will replace the ruptured breast implants to help restore your overall appearance.

Aesthetic Revisions and Secondary Surgery

Sometimes when a person undergoes breast augmentation surgery, the results aren’t quite as good as expected. This may be the result of poor surgery, complications while recovering from surgery, or an unexpected result of the healing process. If a patient would like to ensure greater symmetry and appearance of the breasts, then a revision breast augmentation surgery will be necessary.

The exact procedure for this aesthetic revision will vary from patient to patient. Sometimes the breast implants will have to be replaced, while other times a mini breast lift surgery will be able to address the situation. We will do our best to work conservatively when addressing these matters to ensure optimal results.

Learn More About your Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Options

For more information about breast augmentation surgery and secondary/corrective surgery options, be sure to contact our San Antonio plastic surgery center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and discussing all of your aesthetic goals in greater detail.

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