There are times when breast implant surgery goes wrong, or a woman may not be happy with the look and feel of the implants after surgery. These are situations in which breast implants revision surgery is often required. In these cases, the plastic surgeon will conduct a thorough evaluation, to determine what is needed to correct the specific problem.
Condition that may require breast implants revision surgery:
Bottoming Out: Over time breast implants can bottom out or become displaced. When this occurs, it can result in loss of tissue support at the bottom of the breast, causing the implant to move downward below the natural crease of the breast. The plastic surgeon can correct this by recreating a pocket for the implants.
Capsule Contracture: This is a condition in which scar tissue forms around the breast implant, causing it to contract or tighten, so that it becomes hard and round. This often makes the breast look very distorted. There are several options used by doctors to correct capsule contracture. This includes a total capsulectomy i.e. removing the capsules that have formed around the breast implants, or removing the implants altogether.
Additionally, breast implants have an average life span of 10-15 years, after this time revision surgery may be necessary. If you require breast implants revision surgery then contact Dr. Adam Rubinstein in Miami, Florida for consultation. Dr. Rubinstein has the skills and techniques necessary to perform a range of cosmetic surgeries.
Breast revision surgery is often done as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia, but more complex cases are done in the hospital. The duration of surgery varies, depending on the type of revision being done (learn more).
Having breast implants revision surgery can significantly improve the appearance of the breasts, and also boost self-esteem.