If you were disappointed with the results of your breast enhancement surgery, or you have noticed changes in your breast implants, you may want to consider breast revision surgery. But how do you know if you are a candidate for breast revision surgery?
Breast revision surgery
Breast revision surgery is usually done to address complications that occur due to an earlier breast augmentation surgery, or to change the existing implant.
Are you a candidate for breast revision surgery?
If you are experiencing any of the following complications related to breast augmentation, you may be a good candidate for breast revision surgery.
- Capsular contracture: This refers to the formation of scar tissue around the breast implant, which causes the breasts to appear distorted and feel hard.
- Ruptured implant: Although breast implants generally last for at least 10 years, they sometimes rupture due to age, or as a result of trauma to the breast. It’s very easy to know if a saline implant has ruptured because the saline solution leaks out, and the breast deflates. However, this is not the case with the silicone gel as the gel remains in the capsule after a rupture, so it can go unnoticed.
- Wrinkling of the implant: Some implants can cause visible wrinkling of the surrounding skin. This is more common with saline implants, and in patients with thin skin.
Patients that are unhappy with the results of their initial breast augmentation, are also good candidates for breast revision surgery. In addition, candidates for surgery should be in good health and non-smokers.
Are you interested in breast revision surgery? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in Columbus, OH area, Dorner Plastic Surgery is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.dornerplasticsurgery.com, or by calling 614.336.9000.