Thousands of women every year receive breast implants to enhance the size and shape of their busts. While implants are meant to be permanent, women often find that they are not always happy after surgery. There are several reasons why patients are not satisfied with their implants afterward, and breast implant revision can correct unsatisfactory results.
When is Breast Implant Revision Surgery Necessary?
One of the most common problems with breast implants is a leak. If you have breast implants that are filled with saline, the solution will be naturally absorbed by your body and is not a health concern. However, your breasts will return to their previous condition, and you will need to replace your implants to regain improvements in breast size and shape.
When the implants are made of silicone, a leak is a matter of greater concern. When silicone implants rupture, they can cause inflammation of the tissue that forms around your implants. Scar tissue may develop as well, and swelling, pain, and lumps in your breast may develop. You should have ruptured implants removed as soon as possible, and your implants should regularly be checked for leaks.
Problems Besides Leaks May Occur
In addition to leakage, you may experience a shift in the position of your breasts. This often occurs when bands of scar tissue form and tighten around your breasts. If you are not happy with the size of your implants, you can also request revision surgery.
Changes in your body due to fluctuations in weight can also affect the appearance of your breasts. If your breasts do not appear balanced, breast implant revision surgery can also restore symmetry to your chest. When you go through the expense and recovery that is involved with breast implant surgery, you want to be happy with your results. If problems develop with your implants or you simply are not satisfied, breast revision surgery can help.
Find Out More About Breast Implant Revision Surgery
You do not need to accept less than satisfactory breasts after implant surgery. Discuss your concerns and learn about your options during a consultation with Dr. Avron Lipschitz. Once the condition of your breasts has been assessed, a treatment plan will be created for your breast implant revision surgery. You are not alone; many patients require changes, whether they have their implants removed, replaced or other adjustments are made. Let us help you to have the breasts that you’ve always wanted. Contact Athena Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.