Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery to date, which women around the world benefiting from the procedure. One thing that breast augmentation patients should be aware of is the possibility of implant replacement in the future. Some women who are happy with their breast augmentation results may require some form of breast implant replacement or revision. This can be due to a variety of reasons, which we have explained below.
Capsular contracture is a complication that can occur following breast augmentation surgery. It happens when scar tissue forms around the implant, causing the breast to become hard and uncomfortable. When this occurs, the implant must be removed and replaced with a new implant.
All breast implants have the risk of rupture, which can occur due to the implant wearing down, or being punctured. If a woman has saline implants, her breast implant will deflate and it will be apparent that a rupture has occurred. For those with silicone or gummy bear implants, it may not be detectable, since the implants will keep their shape. This is why an MRI should be done every year after treatment, to detect possible ruptures.
Some patients may be unhappy with their results from a previous breast augmentation. When this occurs, breast implant revision can be done to correct the issue at hand. The procedure done will differ depending on the condition of the breast(s).
If you are interested in breast implant revision, contact Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.