Breast enlargement is a very common breast procedure that women choose to undergo. However, this procedure comes with risks, which may require second breast surgery or breast revision. While most women are happy with the results of breast enlargement using implants, there are some who are not satisfied with results because they are not attractive enough. There are also patients who develop complications because the implants have deflated or ruptured or patients did not follow strict post-operative instructions . There are cases, too, when patients have their breast procedures with doctors who are not highly experienced and trained. When the patient is displeased with their result or is suffering from complications, breast revision to correct the problem is an option.
Common Reasons for Breast Revision
Statistics from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reveal that an estimated 37 percent of all breast revision surgeries in the country are of women switching to larger breast implant size.
Desire for Larger Breast Size
Desiring a substantially larger breast size and selecting bigger breast implants is a very common reason why women undergo breast revision surgery.
Capsular contracture is a condition that develops when a pocket of tissue, called capsule, forms around the breast implants following a breast augmentation procedure. This capsule thickens and tightens around the implant, resulting in the breast feeling hard and appearing misshapen. Surgical removal of the capsule (capsulectomy) and placement of a new breast implant (implant exchange) is necessary to correct the condition.
Breast Implant Leak or Rupture
Breast implants don’t last a lifetime and they either need to be replaced or removed in the case of leak or rupture. A breast implant leak or rupture occurs when the outer shell of the implant wears down, tears or breaks. Saline breast implant ruptures can be immediately felt or noticed because the saline solution is quickly absorbed by the body, resulting in a decrease in breast size. When silicone breast implant ruptures, it is not easily noticed because there is no change in breast volume, size or shape. An MRI or radiological evaluation is required to detect whether the silicone implant has ruptured. Through breast revision surgery, silicone leak can be removed and replaced with a new one.
Breast Implant Malposition
There are cases in breast augmentation procedure when one implant is placed at a different level than the other, resulting in noticeable asymmetry of the breasts and their fullness. This can be due to a pre-existing asymmetry of the breast position where one is higher than the other. It can also develop after the breast augmentation surgery as a result of trauma. Sometime, both breast implants could have been placed either too high or too low on the chest. Depending on the exact cause of malpositioning, breast revision surgery may be required to reposition one or both of the implants and/or repair any disrupted structures.
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