Breast Augmentation Revision
Undergoing revision breast surgery is a very important decision. Learn about your different surgical options with Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani.
Over time, things change. This includes your body, the advancement of surgical technology, and the resiliency of your breast implants. If your implants have ruptured, lost their shape, changed placement or feel less natural than preferred, revision surgery is available. This treatment can revitalize your breasts, along with your self-esteem. If simply changing the size of your implants is the desired result, that is also a possible revision option.
Our team at The Aesthetic Surgery Centre knows that, even when the best surgeon is used, implants can deteriorate and diminish in quality. Skilled plastic surgeon Jon Paul Trevisani, MD enjoys helping people and is glad to be able to bring his expertise to the area of revision surgery, as well as the initial breast augmentation treatments.
Regardless of the type of breast implant, it is likely that women with implants will need to have one or more additional surgeries to revise (re-operate) the breasts and implants at some point. Although they have increased in durability and functionality, breast implants do not last forever. Just like any other synthetic implantable medical device, such as heart valves and artificial joints, some patients will require revisionary breast implant procedures. Any unfavorable result or adverse changes you notice in the appearance or feel of your implants may be beneficially treated through revision surgery.
Sometimes, the issues needing to be addressed are minor and sometimes major. If your implants have ruptured or deflated, it is important to contact our office as soon as possible for a consultation, as a revision will be necessary to replace them. It has been found that re-operation rates are more frequent in breast reconstruction cases due to the dramatic changes in the soft-tissue envelope and anatomical breast borders after mastectomy.
The three most common reasons for breast implant revisions are:
- The patient wishes to change her current implant size.
- The patient wants to improve the natural feel and appearance of her breasts.
- The implants have deteriorated in some way and are in need of replacement.
For more information about breast revision surgery, contact us at The Aesthetic Surgery Centre.