Breasts are always changing, whether it is due to aging, weight fluctuations, or other natural processes. If you had a breast augmentation and have become dissatisfied with your results, breast augmentation revision surgery may improve your appearance. Generally, this surgery involves changing the implant, implant size, and addressing any physical imperfections that formed after your initial procedure.
What is Breast Augmentation Revision?
Breast augmentation revision removes or replaces breast implants from a previous breast augmentation. For optimal results, different cosmetic procedures may be performed during or after the breast implant removal. For example, breast implant removal is generally followed by a replacement with a different implant, or a breast lift to restore the position of the breast.
Am I a good candidate for Breast Augmentation Revision?
If you desire any of these changes or corrections, you may consider breast augmentation revision:
- Change in implant size
- Change in implant type
- Decision to remove implants completely
- Correct a previous breast augmentation you are unsatisfied with
There may be medical reasons for breast implant removal, including trauma, disease, or complications. Breast implant complications may include capsular contracture, implant malposition, implant rippling, ruptured implant, and nipple malposition. However, you may have decided that your breast implants are no longer for you.
What can I expect from Breast Augmentation Revision?
Breast implant removal is relatively simple. Dr. Brueck will approach the breast implant through the same incisions as your previous breast augmentation. The length of surgery will vary depending on your particular condition. For example, breast augmentation revision to correct a complication may take longer and often requires complex techniques.
How long is recovery from Breast Augmentation Revision?
Recovery after revision is similar to the first breast augmentation and may be faster in some cases. Breast implant removal may result in an undesirable aesthetic outcome, especially if you’ve had implants for years. This is due to the skin stretching to accommodate the implant, which may not restrict back to its original size and shape.
However, in some cases, breasts do restore to their pre-augmentation appearance, but most patients find additional cosmetic procedures necessary for a pleasing result. Dr. Brueck may recommend a breast lift or an additional breast augmentation to tighten the tissues and excess skin.
Contact Beauty by Brueck at 239-939-5233 today for a free cosmetic consultation. Our board-certified plastic surgeon serves patients in and around Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Punta Gorda, Florida.