Breast Augmentation Revision
Many women who have had a previous breast augmentation procedure may find that over time the quality of the result from their previous procedure can become unsatisfactory or have issues with their breasts. Revision surgery is nearly as popular as primary breast augmentation.
The most common reasons women come in for revision is for size change. If you have already had a breast augmentation and you desire your breasts to be either larger or smaller, or want to switch from saline to silicone implants or vice versa.
After your initial Breast Augmentation surgery, your body goes through many changes over time. As we age our skin becomes looser, with weight fluctuation, and childbirth, one or a combination of these things can leave you with deflated and saggy breasts.
Revision of your breast augmentation may be needed if your breast implants show rippling, becoming hard or firm an indication of capsular contracture (scar tissue around the implant), or are asymmetrical in shape or size.
The good news is that with today’s new technology and latest generation implants revision surgery recovery is usually quicker than your initial breast augmentation surgery.
One new technological advancement is the SERI surgical scaffold. It is especially beneficial for people who may have stretched skin or weaker tissue surrounding the breast. When placed under the skin during the procedure it is used to reinforce tissue and can even help to hold the implant in place.
Your skin can be stretched from rapid weight loss, obesity, a change in breast size, pregnancy, or breast feeding. These are all examples of where the skin would benefit from extra support. Using SERI surgical scaffold during the revision procedure can keep the problem from happening again.
Another new advance is the ability to offer highly cohesive implants made of silicone which hold their shape better. These lessen the chances of rippling and capsular contracture.
Many Plastic Surgeons recommended replacing your implants after 10-15 years, as these are not lifetime devices. At the Weiland group Dr Weiland will see the patient yearly to detect early changes that could be detected and “head off” any severe long term problems.
Dr. Stephen Weiland is a board certified plastic surgeon with more than 23 years of experience performing breast implant revision procedures for patients in the Las Vegas area. The best way to learn about your implant replacement options is to speak with him in person. Please call 702.254.0500 today to schedule a consultation.