Correcting Post-Augmentation Issues with Revision Breast Augmentation
Many women yearn to improve their appearance and often resort to surgical procedures to help them achieve their desired look. One of these surgical procedures is breast augmentation, which is conducted to improve the projection and size of the breasts. Following breast augmentation surgery, many women are very satisfied with how they look. They feel more confident and in love with themselves.
However, like most surgical procedures, breast augmentation has its own set of issues that could come up during or after recovery. These issues are not insignificant and must be addressed immediately. In some cases, the best solution is a corrective surgery known as breast revision surgery.
What Are Common Issues That May Cause People to Seek Breast Revision?
Breast augmentation involves the insertion of saline-filled or silicone gel-filled implants into the breasts to enhance the volume. This procedure is very safe, and less than 1 percent of women experience any complications or adverse outcomes.
Breast revision surgery can be used to correct many complications, including:
• Difficulty in breastfeeding
• Hardening of tissue around the breast implant (capsular contracture)
• Deflation of the implant due to leakage
• Malposition or displacement of the implant
• Infection due to contaminated wounds
• Irritation or inflammation of the skin
• Change or loss in sensation in the breast or nipple areas
• Rupture of the implant
• Swelling in the lymph nodes
• Dissatisfaction with the results of the procedure due to the size or style of the implant
There are other issues that may arise, but they are less common than the ones mentioned above. If you have undergone breast augmentation surgery and experience any of the above complications, you will immediately need to meet with your surgeon to seek treatment.
Revision Breast Augmentation
The best way to correct post-augmentation issues is through revision breast augmentation. As the name suggests, revision breast augmentation is a procedure conducted to reverse or correct complications arising from breast augmentation surgery. This option is great for women whose implants have become painful, tightened, or shifted. It’s also a good option for women who are simply looking to update their looks.
What Are the Benefits of Revision Breast Augmentation?
There are several benefits that result from undergoing this procedure. The end goal for every breast revision is for the patient to feel better and more positive and have better results than their earlier augmentation procedure.
Revision procedures allow women to increase or decrease the size of their implants, shift their location, or have them removed. It can help address issues such as asymmetry and sagging. More serious complications like faulty implants, deflated implants, and hardened tissue can also be fixed with revision breast augmentation. Most women experience better results and more relief after revision surgery.
Schedule Your Breast Revision Consultation
Dr. Sepehr Egrari, a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon serving the Seattle area, will be happy to tell you more about revision breast surgery during a consultation at our office. If you would like to schedule a consultation, contact us today.