A breast surgery revision is a surgical procedure that involves replacing or removing breast implants. This procedure can be done to fix a problem associated with a previous breast augmentation surgery or to change the size of your current breast implants. The ultimate goal of the procedure is to provide you with great-looking breasts that best fit your desired appearance. Due to the nature of this procedure, it is also commonly referred to as a breast implant removal surgery.
Your body is destined to change over the years, and these body changes can potentially have a negative effect on your breast implants. Breast tissue can change if the skin’s appearance changes because of dramatic weight gain or loss. Breast implants are also known to shift, leak, ripple or harden, which can result in asymmetrical or unattractive breasts. Gravity and aging will also change the size and shape of your breasts over the years. All of these problems can be easily fixed by undergoing a breast surgery revision.
A breast surgery revision can be performed using several different methods. The method used during your procedure will ultimately be determined by the underlying cause of your breast issues. Fixing a hardened implant is the most straightforward breast surgery revision. The surgeon simply removes the hardened implant and inserts a new implant of the same size.
If you want to change the size of your breast implants, the surgeon can adjust the space in the breast surrounding the implant. This area can be surgically enlarged to make room for a bigger implant. It can also be made smaller to properly fit a smaller implant.
Saline implants are prone to ripple over time. These ripples can be minor or big enough to see and feel. Fixing breast implant rippling with a revision surgery involves either changing out the implant or relocating the implant in a spot with more tissue coverage.
Breast surgery revision can also be done to repair poorly positioned implants. The surgeon can alter the scar tissue surrounding the implant to get them in a better position in the breast. Other tissues may also need to be used in this process to reinforce the implant and ensure that it does not shift in the future.
To get all the facts about breast surgery revision, visit the Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center, with offices in Lynnwood and Mount Vernon. Get your questions answered as our team of cosmetic professionals helps you determine if this procedure is right for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.