What to Know About Breast Implant Revision

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Posted on July 25, 2019 under Breast Implants

Breast implant revision surgery often involves the removal of silicone or saline implants for their replacement or to correct complications from your original procedure. When you want to improve your breast shape and appearance after a previous augmentation, breast implant revision surgery at Cosmetic Surgery Associates in Bethesda, MD may help you achieve your goals. Here are some things to know about a breast implant revision surgery with one of our board certified plastic surgeons.

Will breast implant revision achieve my appearance goals?

A breast implant revision surgery is right for you if you do not like the appearance of your previously augmented breasts, particularly after a lengthy period of time since your original procedure. Reasons that women seek breast implant revision include:

  • Deflated saline implants
  • Leaking silicone implants
  • Change in breast or implant size
  • Capsular contracture or shifted implants
  • Stretched skin after weight changes
  • Want to obtain a smaller or larger breast size

Your board certified plastic surgeon is your best resource for knowing if a breast implant revision surgery suits your treatment goals. They can also help you select the right implants for you if you are looking to change them.

Pros and Cons of Breast Implant Revision

Most surgical procedures have benefits and drawbacks. The same is true of breast implant revision surgery. Some of the benefits of this surgery include:

  • It provides more youthful looking breasts
  • You can choose an increase or decrease in your breast implant size
  • Your breast symmetry improves

Cons of breast revision surgery include:

  • Aging and gravity will still change the shape and size of your breasts over time
  • Implant weight affects breast appearance

A breast implant revision does not prevent eventual breast changes, such as shape, size, and appearance. But, revision certainly results in improved appearance from your previous breast augmentation. Your Cosmetic Surgery Associates board certified plastic surgeon in Bethesda can help you understand what to expect from your surgery.

Is this surgery right for me?

No matter how successful your breast implant surgery, you can still experience changes to how your breasts look and feel. This is the nature of aging and gravity. But, undergoing a breast implant revision surgery helps you renew and refresh your look, taking you to a more youthful and symmetrical appearance. Women typically qualify for breast implant revision surgery when they are in good health, do not smoke, and want to change the size or symmetry of their breasts. If you wish to fix problems that occurred after your original implant procedure, such as issues with your implants themselves or the surrounding tissues, breast implant revision is a good option.

Other reasons for wanting breast revision include changes after pregnancy or breastfeeding, weight loss, weight gain, or for a breast lift. If you suffered aesthetic problems after your first procedure, a revision can help you. You can also choose to have your implants permanently removed. This procedure requires you to be in good overall health with realistic expectations and a positive attitude. Your plastic surgeon at Cosmetic Surgery Associates can provide a consultation to help you understand whether the procedure is right for you.

Schedule a Consultation

Breast implant revision can be an excellent option if you’re looking for a change. To get started on planning your revision surgery with our board certified plastic surgeons, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.

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Our Plastic Surgery Associates team includes Dr. Franklin Richards, Dr. A. Dean Jabs, and Dr. Keshav Magge. Each of our plastic surgeons is board-certified, and together they have over 60 years of combined experience. Drs. Richards, Jabs, and Magge are all highly qualified in procedures for the face, breast, and body, and pride themselves in providing excellent results through our state-of-the-art, Quad A certified operating centers