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Breast Revision Benefits

Breast Revision Benefits


Breast implant revision refers to the removal or replacement of saline or silicone gel implants following complications from primary breast augmentation. In addition to alleviating any uncomfortable physical symptoms, breast implant revision benefits the appearance of breasts by correcting any wrinkling, folding, or incorrect positioning of the original implants.

Relief from Previous Implant Complications

Although breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure that is often performed with positive outcomes, any surgical procedure poses the risk of complications. In certain cases, breast implant revision may be required for health purposes, or to relieve physical discomfort. These potential health complications may include:

  • Capsular contracture (excessive scar tissue development which can place pressure on the implant)
  • Improper implant positioning
  • Implant rupture or leakage
  • Unnatural appearance

Some women may choose to have their breast implants removed entirely, while others may opt for breast implant replacement surgery. In cases involving capsular contracture, saline implants may be replaced with silicone gel alternatives. Although complications from a previous breast implant procedure may cause discomfort and pain, breast implant revision surgery can help correct the physical problems, and get a woman back to her normal routine.

Improved Cosmetic Appearance

Along with the physical problems caused by previous implant complications, the cosmetic appearance of the breasts may also be affected. Several factors may contribute to an unnatural, unbalanced appearance, including:

  • Improper positioning of the breast implants
  • Implant asymmetry 
  • Implant displacement
  • Wrinkling or "rippling" of the implant under the skin
  • Folding of the implant 

Breast implant revision benefits the cosmetic appearance of the breasts by removing scar tissue and repositioning the implant. Implants that have deflated, ruptured, or wrinkled, are replaced, and in some cases a different shape, size, or texture of implant will be used to produce a more attractive result.

Changing Implant Size

Although breast implant revision benefits women who have experienced complications resulting from cosmetic surgery, the procedure also provides a valuable option for women who simply realize they would like to change the size of their implants. After their initial breast augmentation surgery, many women realize they would like their implants to be slightly larger, and opt to have them replaced through revision surgery. Alternatively, women who feel that their breast enhancement provided overly dramatic results may wish to downsize.

Enhanced Self-Esteem and Confidence

When a woman chooses to enhance her appearance with breast augmentation surgery, implant complications that result in breast deformity can be devastating. Breast implant revision, either by the removal or replacement of implants, can have immediate benefits for the cosmetic appearance of a woman's breasts. In turn, resolving aesthetic flaws can have a positive effect on a patient's self-esteem and confidence. Breast implant revision has the ability to turn a negative augmentation experience into a positive one.

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Choosing to enhance your body with breast augmentation is an important decision-and finding an experienced doctor you can trust is one of the best ways to ensure that your procedure is a success. If you are considering breast implant revision, let DocShop help you locate a cosmetic surgeon in your area today!

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