01st Jun, 2012

Breast Implant Revision Candidates

woman-bikiniBreast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery options in the world. It can greatly improve the overall size, shape, and contour of the breasts, making women look more feminine thanks to the enhanced curves. Secondary surgery is sometimes necessary, however, and it may be for purely cosmetic reasons or medically necessary ones. We’d like to take a moment to examine the topic of breast implant revision, which is something that our Sydney plastic surgery practice can help you with.

What is breast implant revision?

Breast implant revision refers to a corrective surgery that is performed after an initial breast augmentation surgery. It will involve the removal and replacement of breast implants.

Is breast implant revision common?

It’s more common that you may think. Breast implant revision can be performed for aesthetic reasons as well as for medically necessary ones. A skilled plastic surgeon in Sydney will be able to correct for both such matters. Below are some of the most common reasons that breast implant revision is performed.

Poor Aesthetic Results and Breast Implant Revision

One reason why people may choose to undergo a breast implant revision is poor aesthetic results. Sometimes after healing from a surgery, patients notice a poor shape to the breasts or asymmetry. In such instances, a revision surgery can enhance the overall evenness and figure.

Sometimes a minor correction will be all that’s needed. In such cases, careful incisions will be made to remove excess tissue of one breast to ensure an even appearance. (It’s a procedure similar to a breast lift.) In other cases, breast implants may need to be replaced entirely. We feel that more conservative approaches tend to be better for the patient, and as such will consider those prior to more drastic measures.

Capsular Contracture and Breast Implant Revision

Another reason that people may undergo breast implant revision is capsular contracture. This is a potential complication following breast augmentation. It involves the hardening of scar tissue around a breast implant, leading to severe discomfort and poor appearance. It’s a condition that can also happen with other kinds of implants in other parts of the body. A breast implant revision is necessary to relieve this condition.

Breast Implant Rupture and Breast Implant Revision

Sometimes breast implants will leak or rupture as a result of injury. This is especially true of hard impacts to the chest or accidental punctures from foreign objects. If the breast implants leak, a breast implant revision surgery will be able to replace the ruptured breast implants.

You may notice breast implant ruptures and leakage by a change in shape or size of the breasts, though you should keep in mind that silicone breasts implants will lose volume much slower than saline breast implants. Be sure to see your doctor if you experience any significant injuries that involve the breasts or the chest area.

Contact Our Cosmetic Surgery Practice

If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation revision and your many other options for cosmetic surgery and aesthetic enhancement, we encourage you to contact our Sydney cosmetic surgery practice today. The entire team look forward to meeting you in person and discussing your needs in greater detail.

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