When Is Breast Revision Necessary?

Breast revision surgery fixes a breast augmentation procedure gone wrong. Sometimes the reasons for needing a breast revision are obvious, and sometimes they are not. In this post, Dr. Abhay Gupta explains some of the scenarios that can require breast revision surgery.

One or both implants rupture.

Although implant rupture is uncommon, it does occur in a small number of cases. When an implant ruptures, the filling leaks into the body. In the case of saline implants, the body safely absorbs the saline solution and the breast immediately looks noticeably flat or “deflated.” Silicone implant ruptures are more difficult to detect because the silicone material tends to stay in or around the implant pocket, so the breast appearance may not visibly change very much. Women with silicone implants are encouraged to have regular MRIs to check for problems like implant rupture or leaks.

Capsular contracture develops.

After an implant is placed, the body naturally forms a thin, soft capsule of scar tissue around it. But with capsular contracture, the scar tissue can harden, squeezing the implant, distorting the appearance of the breast and causing discomfort.

One or both breast implants shift out of proper position.

Even after a perfect procedure, the implants can shift out of their proper position, migrating upward, downward or sideways out of the pocket.

The patient changes her personal preferences.

Some women simply decide they don’t like the size or shape of their implants anymore. Perhaps they are in a different stage of life from when they had breast augmentation and wish for their original breast size or shape. Or maybe they want to replace their implants with a smaller or larger pair.

Speak with Dr. Gupta about Breast Revision

Dr. Gupta is qualified and experienced in breast revision surgery for all circumstances. If you are unhappy with your breast implants for any reason, he can discuss your breast revision options with you during consultation.

To make an appointment with Dr. Gupta, please call or email Gupta Plastic Surgery today.

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