For many, the idea of breast augmentation is an exciting one, offering hope and anticipation for what is to come. Larger breasts are an aspiration for many, and augmentation surgery dates may be highly anticipated. However, there are times when an augmentation just doesn’t go as planned. Whether the results are not what you expected, or you’ve changed your mind about an earlier choice, there are many reasons why you might consider breast revision surgery. Here are five of the most common that you should keep in mind.
You’ve Bottomed Out
Although breast implants are typically very effective, there are circumstances when the implant may shift too low, causing the nipple to appear very high. This shifted implant is called bottoming out, and fortunately, breast revision surgery offers a simple solution to the problem. In this case, your surgeon will re-secure the implant with a medical-grade material so that the implant will stay in position for the long-term.
You’ve Developed Capsular Contracture
Another common reason for breast revision surgery is capsular contracture. This is when the body forms a capsule around the implant that becomes thick, hard and tight. This can be very uncomfortable and may cause individuals to seek revision. The good news is that new implants can be inserted to ensure physical ease and peace of mind.
You’d Like to Downsize
At one point, larger breasts may have been exactly what you desired. However, with time, some patients realize that they would be happy with a smaller size. Whether due to a change in lifestyle or simply a change of mind, if you’re considering downsizing, breast revision surgery can remove the larger breast implants and replace them with the new size you desire. Excess skin can also be removed so that your breasts look beautiful and natural.
Your Implants are Rippling
There are some patients whose skin is especially thin. When this is the case, it is much easier for rippling from a breast implant to become noticeable. Breast revision surgery can address this concern with a variety of techniques. The best way to determine which makes sense for you is to schedule a consultation.
Your Implant Has Ruptured
Of course, one of the most obvious reasons for breast revision surgery is a ruptured implant. Depending on the type of implant, this can occur in a variety of ways. Often, once ruptured, the implant will leak and need to be removed and replaced as soon as possible. The procedure will be very similar to your original augmentation, cleaning out the ruptured implant and replacing it with one that is fresh and new.
When it comes to breast revision, this is just the tip of the iceberg. However, if you believe you may be a candidate and have questions about whether this procedure is right for you, we are here to help. Our office is conveniently located for residents of Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Smyrna, and the surrounding Tennessee communities. So if you would like to learn more and are ready to schedule your consultation, simply contact us today.