Breast implants don’t last for a lifetime, and changes can occur over time that may require breast implant revision surgery. Women who opt for breast implant revision, do so because they have developed a complication such as capsular contracture, or they are dis-satisfied with the results of their initial breast augmentation.But what’s involved in breast implant revision,and is it worth it.
Breast Implant revision
Breast implant revision is typically done to correct problems with breast augmentation. Correcting capsular contracture and changing the size of the implants, are two of the most common reasons for breast implant revision.
When any foreign object is implanted in the body, the immune system responds by placing a thin protective lining around it. However, there are times when the membrane becomes thick and firm. This is precisely what happens for some breast implant patients, resulting in capsular contracture, which is the formation of a thick, hard capsule around the breast implant.
Is breast implant revision worth it?
For women who have developed complications after breast augmentation, breast implant revision is certainly a worthwhile procedure. Breast implant revision is usually done to address problems such as deflation, rupture, and other changes to the breast implants.
Women who are unhappy with the size of their current breast implants, may also consider it valuable to replace them with implants of a different size or style. Some women choose to remove the implants altogether, and return to their natural breast size.The benefit of breast implant revisions will therefore depend on the specific circumstances involved.
If you are considering breast revision surgery, be sure to contact a board certified plastic surgeon for a consultation.
Clients in Tupelo, MS, can contact Dr. Mark Craig of Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, for more information.
Call 662-377-6290 today, to schedule a consultation.