Are you experiencing any issues from the implants you received in your initial breast augmentation surgery? Whether you suffer from discomfort or the placement doesn’t seem to fit your desired look once everything has healed, you don’t have to live the rest of your life with breast implants that didn’t go well the first time.
Thankfully, there’s breast revision surgery. This procedure was specifically designed to help women who aren’t happy with the results from their initial surgery. A breast revision can help fix the problems you’re facing from your first go at the breast augmentation surgery and help improve your overall look.
Some of the common reasons why a woman may undergo a breast revision surgery includes updating the implants with newer and better ones, improving the overall appearance of the breasts, reshaping the breast implant pocket to reposition the implant, modifying the overall shape of the breast (particularly for women who have breastfed since getting an augmentation), and increasing or decreasing the size of the breast implants.
Some other reasons include:
● Treating pain and firmness from capsular contracture
● Fixing the rupture or migration of implants
● A change in the type of implant from saline to silicone or a different style of implant
Breast augmentation is the most commonly performed operation in plastic surgery for women who wish to alter the shape and size of their breasts to better fit their ideal contours. Quite often, women are born with breast sizes and shapes that are not in proportion with their bodies and there are some who even lose shape with natural aging process or traumatic injury.
There are also women who choose to alter the shape of their natural breasts for a better projection and curve. However, with time, the implant can change its shape or size, or the overlapping breast tissue can also change. This changes the result and feel created by the original implant surgery.
Additionally, many breast implants come with a lifetime warranty on the actual implant devices, but the costs associated with changing or replacing the implant after 10 years are not covered. Due to this, a lot of women go for breast revision surgery during that initial 10-year period.
Breast revision surgery is not a routine procedure designed as a one size fits all approach. The process has to be tailored according to the patient’s body and desired look. Because of this, it should only be performed by well-trained board-certified plastic surgeons who have exceptional skills and experience performing the procedure. Do your research and only work with a reputed surgeon who you can trust. To read more about Dr. Pittman’s training and experience, click here.
Good Candidates For The Procedure
The breast revision surgery is intended for patients who have received breast implants in the past and are unhappy with the current results and those who are concerned about the condition of their implants.
You will make a good candidate for a breast augmentation if you’re:
● Someone who is unhappy with the size, shape and appearance of the implants
● Someone who is concerned about the condition or integrity of the implant
● Both physically and mentally healthy
● Someone who has realistic expectations about your end-results
Before surgery, you will plan out the procedure and the results with Dr. Pittman during an initial consultation. This will not only reveal the differences that are to be observed but also help in managing the expectations out of the procedure. We find it incredibly helpful to use the Crisalix virtual imaging system to help patients understand what a revision could look like.
Contact Our Office
If you’re not happy with the initial results you achieved from your breast augmentation surgery, then breast revision surgery is the solution you’ve been looking for. Contact our office to schedule your initial complimentary consultation.
Dr. Pittman offers innovative procedures that will help you experience the look of your dreams.