Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery
It can be a very difficult and emotionally charged time for a woman in need of a breast augmentation revision procedure. She finds herself in a situation where she is forced to deal with disappointment in the of quality of her breast augmentation while also faced with the additional financial costs, the extra pain and recovery time, and further worry over potential complications resulting from having to undergo a second surgical procedure.
*Individual Results May Vary
Patient presents with a history of bilateral breast augmentation with saline implants that was placed subpectoral pocket. Patient now has a deflated right breast implant for 3 years.
Surgery: Bilateral revision breasts with explantation of implants and placement of new silicone implants in subglandular pocket.Photo Gallery
Reasons for Implant Revisions
Dr Goldberg frequently has patients come in seeking breast augmentation revision who has had unsatisfactory breast augmentation results or implant problems caused a change in appearance. Revision breast reconstruction is not uncommon for women with breast implants. Nationally, there are 15 to 25 percent of women seeking breast augmentation revision within the first 3 years of the surgery.
Common reasons for undergoing corrective breast surgery after reconstruction include:
- Capsular contracture (hardening of scar tissue around the breast implant)
- Breast implant rupture, deflation, or leakage
- Wrinkling or rippling of breast implant
- Incorrect size
- Pain or discomfort
- Unanticipated shape
- Implant displacement (shifting)
- Contour abnormalities
Capsular contracture and infection are two of the most commonly cited reasons for implant-based corrective breast surgery. While some women on the other hand are simply dissatisfied with the cosmetic result of breast implants. There are new types of implants (form stable silicone implants – gummy bear implants) and Acellular Dermal Matrix (Alloderm) that could be used to correct some of these difficult surgical problems.