Breast augmentation revision is, in essence, a ‘re-do’ for women who have already received implants. Whether for a health reason or an aesthetic reason, a revision procedure will help a woman to achieve the chest they have always wanted but failed to achieve.
Who chooses a breast revision?
There are many reasons a woman turns to breast augmentation revision. While many factors are at play, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, these reasons generally into three categories:
- Aesthetics: A woman can turn to revision if she becomes unhappy with the appearance of her implants. As the years go by, she may become less than thrilled about the look of her chest. With age, pregnancy, and weight fluctuations, breasts may begin to sag. She may no longer like the size implant she first chose. Additionally, her implants are suddenly noticeable, from rippling or thinning breast tissue.
- Poor Results: If the first augmentation did not provide desirable results, a revision procedure may be needed. In some cases, implants may be too high or too low on the chest, perhaps the projection is too much, the breasts are asymmetrical, or the implants are too far apart. Any issues that were created during the initial surgery or were not corrected will need to be addressed in a revision.
- Complications: Although rare, complications can arise once implants have been placed, making revision necessary. Capsular contracture, or the tightening of unexpected, thick scar tissue around the implant, can be painful and eventually cause breast deformity. Leakage, rupture, bottoming out (implants sinking too far along the lower pole), or symmastia (implants too close together, with no appropriate cleavage) will all require a revision procedure.
Challenges of a Breast Augmentation Revision
The complexity of a breast revision depends on the reason for surgery. If a woman wants to swap over to the newest implants, a revision may actually be less painful than the original surgery. When the patient has a health issue, such as capsular contracture, steps must be taken to make sure the issue does not happen again. During your consultation appointment, your surgeon can explain what to expect from the revision procedure and recovery.
Who do I turn to if I think I need a breast augmentation revision procedure?
No matter the reason for your breast revision, only turn to a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience. Trust your gut – pick a surgeon that makes you feel comfortable with his/her skill level and artistic talent.
Houston’s finest breast augmentation revision specialist is board-certified plastic surgeon, Paul Vitenas MD FACS. With more than 30 years of revision experience, Dr. Vitenas has the skill and knowledge of the female anatomy that is necessary for successful, natural-looking revision results. Take a look at Dr. Vitenas’ extensive gallery of breast revision Before and After photographs to get an idea of his style and ability. Call Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery at 281.407.7428 for more information on the breast augmentation revision procedure.