Dr. John W. Tyrone has been helping patients in and around the greater Gainesville area enhance their overall appearance and achieve better body contour. One of the most popular ways of doing this is breast augmentation surgery, which increases the size and enhances the contour of the bustline. Sometimes patients will need to undergo a secondary or corrective procedure, however, which is known as breast implant revision.
What is breast implant revision?
Breast implant revision refers to a secondary surgery that is performed in order to correct complications or flaws that have resulted following the initial breast augmentation surgery. This can be performed for a variety of reasons, whether purely cosmetic in nature or as a medically necessary procedure.
When possible, surgeons will use the same incisions/incision sites when performing the revision procedure in order to reduce the amount of scarring that is required.
General Candidacy for Revision Breast Augmentation
Good candidates for revision breast augmentation surgery are people who have issues following their initial breast augmentation surgery that affect their health and wellness or that involve aesthetic issues that need to be corrected. These patients should be in proper health and condition to undergo the surgery so that it will not pose any undue health risks.
Below are some of the most common reasons that people undergo revision breast augmentation surgery.
Corrective Surgery for Capsular Contracture
Capsular contracture refers to the formation and hardening of scar tissue around a breast implant. This compresses the implant, altering its shape and size, making the breast implant much firmer in feel, and causing extreme discomfort. Revision breast augmentation will address these problems with your breast implants.
Replacing Breast Implants That Leak or Have Ruptured
Strong blows to the breast and chest area can cause the breast implants to leak and rupture. This is particularly true of auto accidents or had falls into the chest. In order to remove the ruptured implants and place new breast implants, revision surgery is necessary.
Addressing Poor Cosmetic Results in the Near Future
Sometimes patients who undergo breast augmentation will notice that they have asymmetrical breasts or breasts that seem poorly contoured. In some cases, the breast implants may simply look too big or too poorly placed. In order to address these matters, a revision surgery is performed in order to improve the aesthetics of the breasts.
Ideally, we want to make sure that revision surgery can be avoided in the near future when possible. This is why we take great care when determining how to best enhance the appearance of the breasts and achieve all of the patient’s aesthetic goals the first time around.
A Solution for Bottoming Out Later On
Another aesthetic flaw that people face with their breast implants is bottoming out. Bottoming out refers to the sagging of the breast implants below the created breast pocket. When this happens, the breasts don’t sag in the traditional sense, but they cause the breasts to appear as if they begin lower on the chest and, as a result, do not look as natural.
A revision surgery for bottoming out will involve repositioning the breast implants higher in the chest in order to improve overall aesthetics and contour. Sometimes this will involve placing new breast implants, while other times it will involve the placement of new breast implants.
Speak with Our Team About Your Cosmetic Surgery Options
If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation surgery and many other related topics of note, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Dr. Tyrone and the rest of our team look forward to helping you achieve all of your aesthetic goals.