Breast Revision after Augmentation or Mastopexy
There are many factors that may lead a woman who has already undergone a breast enhancement surgery to choose a breast revision procedure. These include poor scars, inadequate breast shape, breast asymmetry, inadequate breast volume, rippling and wrinkling of implants, capsular contracture, implant malposition, and bottoming out of the breasts.
Often times more than one of these complications and undesirable effects are seen in the revision candidate. The corrective procedures are selected based on the problems present. Typically, these include exchanging implants, removing scar capsules, reshaping the breast pocket, adding fat or other biomaterials for lining of the implant pocket and enhancement of the breast tissues, lifting the breasts and or re –doing a previously performed breast lift procedure, and improving scars.
Patients who wish to exchange their breast implants for a different size or type, are not satisfied with their results, have experienced weight fluctuation, or who develop complications may wish to correct their prior procedure.
In some cases, an implant can rupture or leak. A rupture can be caused by several issues such as injury, or wear and tear on the implant. Older implants are often prone to leakage and this can contribute to capsular contracture. A breast that demonstrates capsular contracture is excessively firm, and often misshapen. It may be painful. It is seen to ride high up on the chest with a low or droopy nipple.
Sometimes a woman will be unhappy with a breast augmentation received by another physician. In these cases, Dr. Namnoum will work to understand the patient’s desires and redefine her goals, then develop a plan of action.
For more information about breast revision procedures, please call our office today. A consultation will provide the opportunity to discuss your unique situation and consider the wide variety of options available to you.