Some patients require revision of their previous breast augmentation. This may be due to a concern about the implant, changes in the shape of the breast, or wanting to change the implant size. Breast Revision Surgery is performed to remove and replace breast implants for a variety of reasons. Dr Thomas has a particular interest in revision breast augmentation surgery.
The appearance of breast implants may change after a number of years due to age and time, weight loss or weight gain. Some women, after their initial surgery, discover that they have not selected the right implant size for their goals. Breast Revision can also improve the breast appearance by removing scar tissue, re-positioning the implant or even replacing it with a different shape, size or texture implant.
CANDIDATES FOR BREAST REVISION
- Women who have had implants for 10 to 20 years
- Women experiencing changes in the breast shape
- Women with concerns about the type of implants
- The implants hardening, leaking or rupturing
- Women seeking to adjust the size of their implants
- Women whose implants have shifted or are rippling or wrinkling
About the Procedure
For this second time around procedure, the selection of a fully qualified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon such as Dr Thomas is imperative. Revision surgery is more complex than Breast Augmentation.
The incision will most likely be made at the site of the original procedure, the implant will be removed, the current pocket modified or a new pocket created, and a new implant inserted. This is the general procedural process, however depending on the purpose for the revision, the procedure may differ.
Stitches will be placed internally and are dissolvable to minimise scarring.See Before and Afters