A breast implant revision is a type of cosmetic surgery in which breast implants are removed and replaced. There are numerous reasons for this type of surgery, including ruptured implants, capsular contracture, misshapen breasts, displaced implants, and rotated implants. If a woman has had a breast augmentation and she is unhappy about the results, for whatever reason, she may need this type of surgery.
Understanding Breast Implant Revision
When a woman has a breast augmentation, it is very important that she seems a position that matches the size and type of implants to a soft tissue, body type, and breast shape. This is also why it is so important that women see specialized and experienced surgeons, so that they are less likely to require revision surgery later on.
That being said, breast augmentation are one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures and this is also shown in the high need for revision surgery. However, not all revision surgeries are needed because the original procedure was botched. More commonly, it is because women develop what is known as a capsular contracture, which means the breast implant becomes squeezed by capsules made of collagen fiber, a type of scar tissue that the body creates in response to the foreign object. When a woman develops a capsular contracture, the breast will eventually start to look odd and it will feel very hard and, sometimes, painful.
In other cases, women want a revision because they won’t even larger breasts or because they want them to become somewhat smaller. Alternatively, they may want to change their current implants to a model with a longer shelf life. Or, in rare cases, the implant may have ruptured. Regardless of the reasons why a revision is necessary, it is once again very important that a woman finds a registered in specialized physician to complete it. They will help to determine whether or not at the procedure is necessary and whether or not it is a good idea.
The Breast Revision Procedure
Depending on the complexity of the procedure, a breast revision should take between one and two hours to complete. Women generally only experience moderate discomfort and pain for between 3 and 5 days. However, they should avoid heavy activities and strenuous exercise for at least 6 weeks. Most women return to work after 2 weeks and the treatment is designed to last a lifetime. The main risk of the procedure lies in the fact that it is completed under general anesthetic.
If you have had a breast augmentation at any point and you are not happy with the results or with how the implants now feel, then you should see your physician at your earliest convenience to discuss the options of a breast revision procedure. If your original procedure was botched, then you should consider visiting a different surgeon, in which case you must do your research and find the one that is most suitable to your needs.