For women who have had breast augmentation surgery and are dissatisfied with the results, breast implant revision can be indicated. Breast revision surgery can also be indicated to treat implant rupture or capsular contracture. Patients may also desire breast implant revision to change their implants to either smaller or larger implants.
You can discuss with Dr. Breitbart your reasons for selecting breast implant revision surgery. Dr. Arnold Breitbart performs breast implant revision on patients who have had breast implant surgery done elsewhere with unsatisfactory results. Revision surgery is also advisable for such conditions as malpositioned implants, implant leakage, and capsular contracture. Breast implant revision surgery may involve placement of new implants or removal of scar tissue, in order to achieve the best possible result.
Breast revision procedures can include surgery to correct capsular contracture, high riding implants, bottoming out, or ruptured implants. All of these methods address the patient’s dissatisfaction with the present appearance of breasts from previous implant surgery.
In breast implant revision surgery, your implants can be changed to either increase or decrease the size of your breasts. Patients choose breast implant revision surgery to correct problems after prior surgery or to alter the size of their breasts to their desired fullness.
Patients may experience implant deflation caused by a small tear of the implant, resulting in fluid loss. This can happen after breast augmentation and is usually obvious to the patient. Breast implant revision surgery can fix ruptured or deflated implants and bring back fullness and shape to breasts.
Capsular contracture occurs when scar tissue forms around the implant excessively, resulting in hardening of the breast, and can give the breast an unnatural appearance. Women suffering from this complication may experience pain and a feeling of tightness in their breasts. Breast revision surgery can address this condition by removing the thickened scar tissue and possibly replacing the implant.