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Breast Revision
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Breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure that has helped many women achieve their desired breast size and shape. However, sometimes the initial surgery may not go as planned or changes can occur over time, requiring a breast revision.

Breast Revision

 One of the complications that can arise is capsular contraction, which is when the scar tissue around the breast implant hardens and causes discomfort or changes in appearance. If you are experiencing any of the following signs, it may be time to consider a breast revision to address capsular contraction.

 You Experience Pain

One of the most common signs that it’s time for a breast revision is experiencing pain. This pain may be caused by capsular contraction, which occurs when the scar tissue around your breast implant begins to tighten and squeeze the implant. This can cause discomfort, pressure, and even sharp pains in your breasts.

If you are experiencing pain, it’s important to consult with a plastic surgeon to determine the cause. In some cases, pain may be the result of an infection or other complications. However, if the pain is due to capsular contraction, the best solution may be removal and replacement of old implants.

During a breast revision, your plastic surgeon will remove the old implants and replace them with new ones. This can not only alleviate pain, but also improve the appearance of your breasts and ensure long-lasting results. 

If you’re experiencing any discomfort or pain in your breasts, it’s crucial to seek the advice of a qualified plastic surgeon. With their expertise and guidance, you can determine whether a breast revision is the best course of action to address capsular contraction or any other issues you may be experiencing.

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One Breast Looks Different Than the Other

If one of your breasts appears noticeably different from the other, it may be a sign that you need a breast revision. Uneven breasts can be caused by several factors, including capsular contraction, implant malposition, or implant rupture. Whatever the cause, it’s essential to address the issue to avoid further complications.

During your consultation with your plastic surgeon, they will evaluate your breasts and discuss your concerns to determine the best course of action. If the unevenness is caused by capsular contraction, your surgeon may recommend the removal and replacement of old implants and replacing them with new ones. 

Implants that have been in place for a long time can become damaged or distorted, which can affect the appearance of your breasts. By removing and replacing old implants, your surgeon can ensure that both breasts are symmetrical and have a natural-looking shape and size. 

In some cases, your surgeon may also recommend breast augmentation to help even out your breasts’ size and shape. This procedure involves inserting a breast implant into the smaller breast to balance the appearance with the larger breast.

Whatever the cause of the unevenness in your breasts, it’s essential to work with an experienced plastic surgeon who can recommend the best treatment option for you. With the right procedure and careful post-operative care, you can achieve breasts that are both symmetrical and beautiful. 

Your Implants Feel Hard

If you’ve had breast augmentation surgery and have noticed that your implants feel unusually firm or hard, it may be a sign of capsular contraction. Capsular contraction is a complication that can occur after breast implant surgery, where scar tissue that naturally forms around the implant becomes overly tight and constricts the implant.

In mild cases, the breast may feel slightly firmer than normal, but in severe cases, the implant may feel like a hard ball. Capsular contraction can be uncomfortable, and may also cause the breast to look misshapen or distorted.

If you are experiencing hardness or firmness in your breasts, it is important to see a board-certified plastic surgeon who can assess your situation and determine whether a breast revision surgery is necessary. The revision surgery can address the issue by removing the capsule around the implant, replacing the implant with a new one, or both.

Don’t ignore the signs of capsular contraction, as the condition will only worsen over time and lead to more discomfort and potential complications. Seek out the help of an experienced plastic surgeon who can help you get the right treatment and restore your natural-looking, comfortable breasts.

 You Have Rippling or Visible Implant Lines

One of the telltale signs that you may need a breast revision surgery is if you experience rippling or visible implant lines. This can occur if your implant is not properly supported by your breast tissue, or if the implant itself is not the appropriate size or shape for your body.

Rippling refers to the visible waves or ridges that can be seen on the surface of the breast implant. This is especially noticeable in thinner patients or those with less breast tissue to conceal the implant. In some cases, rippling can be corrected by adding additional support, such as a dermal matrix or fat transfer. However, if the implant itself is causing the issue, revision surgery may be necessary.

Visible implant lines can also be a sign that something is not quite right with your breast augmentation. This refers to the outline of the implant being visible through the skin, particularly on the sides of the breasts. This can happen if the implant is too large or the pocket created during surgery is not the correct size. In some cases, simply switching to a different type of implant can help eliminate visible lines.

If you are experiencing either of these issues, it is important to schedule a consultation with your plastic surgeon. They will be able to determine the best course of action to correct the problem and ensure that your breasts look and feel their best.

You See Implant Malposition

One of the main reasons women seek out a breast revision is due to implant malposition. This refers to a condition where the implant shifts or moves out of its original position. In some cases, this can cause a visible deformity, such as a lopsided appearance or uneven breasts. 

Implant malposition can occur due to a variety of factors, including improper implant placement, inadequate support of the implant, or implant rotation. In some cases, the natural aging process can also cause implants to shift over time. Regardless of the cause, it’s important to address implant malposition as soon as possible to prevent further complications.

One potential complication of implant malposition is capsular contracture. When the implant moves out of place, the scar tissue capsule that forms around it can become tight and constrictive. This can cause pain, discomfort, and distortion of the breast tissue. In severe cases, capsular contracture can even cause the implant to rupture or leak.

If you notice any signs of implant malposition, such as asymmetry or a misshapen breast, it’s important to seek out a qualified plastic surgeon for a breast revision. Your surgeon may recommend corrective surgery to reposition the implant and improve the overall appearance of your breasts.

In some cases, your surgeon may also recommend changing the type of implant used to prevent future malposition. For example, if you have had a saline implant shift, you may be advised to switch to a silicone implant for added stability and support.

Overall, implant malposition can be a frustrating and concerning issue for women who have undergone breast augmentation. However, with the help of a skilled plastic surgeon, it’s possible to address this issue and restore your breasts to their desired appearance.

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