Sometimes the second time is the charm. Revision breast surgery is a do-over for your breast augmentation. If you’re experiencing complications after breast implants or want to alter your breast size or shape, revision surgery can help make things right again.
Breast revision occurs when a secondary procedure is necessary to address complications, changes, or a desire for a different size after an initial breast augmentation. During the procedure, a plastic surgeon will typically remove and replace the breast implants, lift, tighten, or reshape the breasts as needed, and address any complications that have occurred. Breast revision requires a personalized approach to address the complaints each patient is experiencing. Since breast revision is a complicated procedure, it is best performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive breast surgery experience.
If you don’t love your breasts after your initial breast augmentation, consider revision surgery.
When Is Breast Revision Necessary?
There are many reasons for breast revision surgery. Maybe your aesthetic goals have changed, and your breasts need to keep up. Or, perhaps you’re experiencing breast sagging after pregnancy and breastfeeding and want to revitalize your breasts as part of your mommy makeover.
Revision surgery can occur shortly after an initial breast augmentation or many years later.
Common reasons for breast augmentation revision include:
- You want to change the size, shape, or material of your breast implants
- You have capsular contracture (a hardening and tightening of the breast implant pocket)
- You have an implant leak/rupture
- You have breast implant rippling or wrinkling
- You have breast sagging and want to restore a youthful breast appearance
While these are the most prevalent reasons for breast revision, they aren’t the only ones. If you’re unhappy with your breast appearance after breast augmentation, it may be time to consider revision surgery. Ask Dr. Vandegrift if a revision procedure is right for you.
How Common Is Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery?
Most women are delighted by their breast augmentation results. Breast revision surgery isn’t necessary if you’re happy with your breasts and are not experiencing complications.
You can reduce the chance of needing revision surgery by working with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Vandegrift. As one of the top plastic surgeons on Long Island, Dr. Vandegrift regularly performs breast augmentation surgery and has a high patient satisfaction rate. By working closely with each patient to understand their desires and plan surgery, Dr. Vandegrift can create your ideal breast appearance the first time around.
Is Breast Augmentation Revision Right for You?
Are you thinking about breast revision surgery? Start with a consultation and explore your options.
While it may be intimidating to think about having another breast surgery, breast revision is generally a successful procedure, resolving concerns and helping women feel confident in their appearance again.