Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most common cosmetic procedures out there and it has a very high success rate. There of course some risks attached to this kind of treatment and there are some cases where things may not have gone to plan. Over time breast implants can greatly change in shape or size depending on how the body has adapted to a foreign body being placed in the breast. The sis why many surgeons will use breast implant revisions to update the shape of the breast ad give a better finish. Let’s have a look at what you need to know about breast implant revisions.
Breast implant revisions sees the surgeon remove the existing breast implants and replace them with new implants. There are many reasons why your surgeon may take out the old implants and replace them, including the following;
- Breast reduction
- Reshaping of the breast implant pocket
- Increasing size
- Desire to change the size
- Pain as a result of capsular contracture
- Change of implant material from saline or silicone
What Is Capsular Contracture?
Capsular contracture is really the only medical condition that will force your surgeon to take out the old implants and it is something that you must be mindful of. In basic terms the body will build up scar tissue around the implant in order to protect itself. Unfortunately however there are some cases where the strength of this scar tissue forces the implant which can cause pain, tenderness, abnormal form and misshapen implants. In this situation the surgeon will remove the implants in an effort to re-set the original work.
What to Expect?
Whatever the reason as to why you will be having new implants put in your expectation should be the same as it was the first time around. You must speak at length will your cosmetic surgeon to make clear what your expectations are and then come to an agreement about what is realistic. In the case of capsular contracture you will need to listen carefully to what the surgeon says as there is still a chance that your body will once again reject the implant.
The risks are the same as the original surgery which you had when you first had your breasts augmented. There is always a risk of infection when opening up the body and you will also risk your body rejecting the implant. In the case of those ladies who are moving up in size, there is also a risk that the results will not be what you wanted, or that the skin and tissue does not adapt well to the new size.
If you have any worries about the implants that you currently have in you must go back to your cosmetic surgeon and let them know what your concerns are, and discuss whether or not breast revision may be something that could help.