Are you unhappy with previous breast implant results or are experiencing discomfort due to your implants? Or perhaps you have a desire to change the size or shape of your breasts or want to change the style of your breast implants. If so, you may be able to benefit from a breast implant revision. The main goal of this procedure is to replace old breast implants with new ones while ensuring that your breasts look natural and youthful.
The most common causes for breast revision surgery include:
This is a condition in which the breast implants have dropped noticeably on the chest. This can make the implants appear too low and the nipples too high.
Occurs when the body forms a scar tissue capsule around the breast implant. Over the years, this capsule can grow thicker, harder, and tighter, leading to discomfort.
Sometimes, patients decide that they wish to have smaller breast implants for a more natural look.
Breast implants are not lifelong devices and can eventually leak or rupture. IF this occurs, they can be removed and replaced with new implants.
In some patients, ripples from their breast implant can be visible on the surface of the skin.
This occurs when breast implant pockets merge together across the mid-chest, creating a tube-like appearance.
You may be a good candidate for breast revision if you are unsatisfied with the shape, size, or appearance of your breast implants, are physically healthy and at a stable weight, are a nonsmoker, and have realistic expectations for the outcome of your procedure. To learn more about this procedure and if you are a good candidate, contact our office today to schedule a consultation an appointment.
The exact steps and incision pattern that is used for your breast implant revision will depend upon the changes desired. However, they may include:
Created in the crease under the breast.
An incision is created around the areola, vertically down to the inframammary fold, and then horizontally along the breast crease.
Created around half of the areola.
Any incisions will be closed using sutures and/or skin adhesives.
Following breast revision, you may need to wear a support bra to help reduce swelling and support your breasts. In some cases, a thin tube may be placed under the skin to collect any excess fluid or blood. Our team will provide you with specific aftercare instructions regarding how to care for your surgical sites for the best results. Please do not hesitate to contact our office regarding any questions or concerns.
For more information regarding breast implant revision at North Valley Cosmetic Surgery, contact our office today! We are conveniently located in Scottsdale, AZ, and are dedicated to providing natural, beautiful results to each of our patients.