Sometimes, complications or a rupture in breast implants call for revision surgery. Weight loss or gain, capsular contracture, or desires for a change in implant size are also reasons for revision surgery.
What is Breast Implant Revision?
Breast Implant Revision surgery regularly calls for removal and/or placement of breast implants to correct any complications that have occurred from the main breast augmentation. Boston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Narasimhan’s main goal is to restore patients’ breasts to their youthful appearance.
How is Breast Implant Revision surgery done?
The exact Concord breast procedure that is done to revise breast implants depends on each individual case. If the patient is in need of a change in implant size, Dr. Narasimhan will commonly use the original incision to remove and replace the implants. If the patient desires larger implants be placed, the pocket in the breast may need to be enlarged. If smaller implants are desired, the size of the breast pocket will be reduced.
If the patient is suffering from capsular contracture or the hardening of the capsule of the implant, the hardened capsule and implant will be removed through the original incision. A new implant will then be placed.
If implant rippling is the issue, the implants may be removed or repositioned. Another option may be to insert a different type of implant or insert an implant into a different breast pocket that will not be prone to rippling.
If the patient is dealing with implant malposition, or poorly positioned breasts, the breast pocket will need to be reconstructed. The original implant incision can often be used, though new tissues may be needed to reinforce the new implant pocket.
Lastly, if the patient desires complete implant removal, the implant will be removed using the original incision that was created to insert the implant. To ensure a quick healing process, the lining around the implant may also be removed.
Who is a good candidate for Breast Implant Revision?
Good candidates for Breast Implant Revision surgery are those who are unhappy with their original breast implants or have experienced complications. During your consultation with Dr. Narasimhan, he will help to determine which steps needs to be taken to achieve your revision desires.
What should I expect during recovery from Breast Implant Revision?
Recovery from Breast Implant Revision surgery is similar to that of breast augmentation surgery. The exact length of downtime needed will depend on the extent of your revision surgery and the size and placement of the implants. Patients will need to wear a supportive surgical bra to ensure a smooth recovery. It is important that you follow the unique recovery instructions given to you by Dr. Narasimhan to guarantee a safe recovery period.
If you are unhappy with your breast implants or have experienced complications, Breast Implant Revision surgery in Concord and Boston may be able to help. Contact us at 978-369-4499 to schedule your plastic surgery consultation.