Breast implants have long been one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries, but the results are not always what you’d planned. Even with perfect surgical technique and healing, the uniqueness of our bodies can create challenges on the road to the best bust line. If you’ve had breast implants but aren’t quite satisfied, a breast implant revision may give you the outcome you want.
Reasons to Consider Breast Implant Revision
There are plenty of reasons why a woman may want to have her breast implants revised. Some situations that may necessitate a revision include:
- The implants are too large. Not only can this cause self-consciousness, it can cause shoulder, neck and back pain.
- The implants are too small, leaving the woman dissatisfied with the size of her breasts.
- There is a marked difference in the location of the implants, causing the breasts to be mismatched.
- Scar tissue has grown, interfering with both comfort and aesthetics.
- One or both of the implants have ruptured, leading to volume loss, a lump or ripples in the breasts. If the implants were saline and only one has ruptured, the difference in size between the breasts can be quite exaggerated.
What is the Procedure for a Revision?
How the procedure is carried out relies a lot on the individual, her current situation and her surgical goals.
The Impact of Expectations on Outcome
When it comes to cosmetic surgery of any type, the patient has to have realistic expectations. Some women do not have the necessary skin elasticity and may deal with stretch marks and rippling, while other women can’t support the weight and experience back and shoulder pain. If you have realistic expectations, you are far more likely to be happy with your new implants. Should you have concerns about your possible results, discuss them with your surgeon so you can form a realistic view of what revision surgery can accomplish.
Is Now the Right Time?
Timing is an important factor in cosmetic surgery. The healing process may take some time, but you can return to work after several days. Your surgeon will be able to guide you on when revision may be appropriate.
Deciding to have a breast implant revision is a deeply personal choice. Contact Athena Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation. By keeping all these factors in mind, you can work with your surgeon to make the best possible decision for yourself and your future health.