Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the nation, and most individuals are thrilled with the results. However, in some cases there are reasons why a woman might want to consider having a second augmentation to adjust her original outcome. Our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael R. Schwartz, can help patients determine if breast revision is an appropriate option, and which approach or approaches offer the best opportunity to achieve the desired results.
There are both cosmetic and functional factors that may lead a patient to consider undergoing a second breast augmentation. When silicone-based implants became available again after FDA-approval, many women wanted to exchange their saline implants for the typically more natural looking and feeling silicone versions. Additionally, there are now many innovative shaped breast implants that produce an appealing silhouette many admire. In rare cases, individuals may feel dissatisfied with the results of their original augmentation, either due to size or shape, and seek out correction.
Some of the functional motivations for desiring revision breast surgery include experiencing capsular contracture and/or deflation. Capsular contracture is a condition where scar tissue forms around one or both implants, causing them to feel overly firm and lift unnaturally. Deflation or rupture—though unlikely—can occur, and it requires replacement of the implant.
Breast revision is often a more complicated procedure than the initial augmentation, and Dr. Schwartz will discuss all the details, including incision location, breast implant type, and implant position during the consultation. He is particularly attentive to patient aspirations, and he will answer all questions and address any concerns prior to developing a treatment plan.
For more information about breast revision, or if you wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schwartz, please contact us today.
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