Women go for breast implant revisions for a number of reasons, the main one being to achieve greater feminine harmony.
During the healing process of a previous implant procedure, some women realize that their breasts don’t appear the way they’d hoped. Others may wish to try out different breast implant sizes. In either case, the Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre can perform a breast implant revision to help you achieve your desired contours.
The Different Options for Breast Implant Revision
There are multiple styles and sizes to choose from when considering a breast implant revision. These options fall into two major categories: saline implants and silicone implants.
Saline implants contain sterile salt water. In case the implant deflates, the body will naturally get rid of the saline. Double lumen and traditional single lumen are the two common types of saline implants.
Silicone implants, on the other hand, are filled with an elastic gel. Doctors advise patients to have regular MRIs and check-ups to monitor the condition of the implants.
Breast Implant Revision Techniques
Your surgeon may re-use the incisions sites from your previous breast augmentation surgery to avoid additional surgery. After making areolar or inframammary incisions, your plastic surgeon will remove the existing implants and adjust the implant pockets to fit their replacements. In most cases, breast implants are placed behind the chest muscle. This results in a more natural looking chest. Your doctor will position the breast implant in the pocket and close the incisions.
The Benefits of This Procedure
Most women use implant revisions to achieve a youthful breast appearance. Undergoing a corrective breast implant surgery can also help improve your confidence and self-image.
Reasons for Breast Revisions
You may require a breast implant revision for the following reasons:
- A change in the implant’s position
- Leaking or deflated implants
- A change in size
- Changing from silicone implants to saline implants or vice versa
- Trauma to the previous implants
- Poor implant placement
- Loss of sensitivity
- Excessive nipple sensitivity
- Removing the breast implants entirely
As a candidate for breast implant revisions, you should refrain from smoking and be in good health prior to the procedure. You should also discuss your medical history with your doctor to determine the best way to carry out your breast revision surgery.
To learn more about breast implant revisions, contact us today to schedule your consultation with us at the Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre. We look forward to hearing from you!