Signs You Need Breast Implant Revision

Breast augmentation was the most popular cosmetic procedure last year. According to a survey by, 94 percent of women who have undergone breast augmentation claim it’s “worth-it.” However, as with any cosmetic procedure, there is always a chance of complications, risks and unsatisfactory results.

Though unlikely, in some cases women require breast revision surgery. Often times these women have experienced post-surgery complications like implant deflation, implant malposition or capsular contracture. Capsular contracture occurs when the capsule of scar tissue which forms around the implant constricts and causes the implant to look and feel unnaturally hardened. In other cases, women also may experience “double-bubble deformity” where the implant becomes visible through the skin and takes on the appearance of two distinct curves on one breast.

Without complication, some women may find themselves unhappy with their choice of implant size and choose to undergo breast revision surgery to achieve a more desired result. Furthermore, according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, “Many women are not good candidates for a breast augmentation alone at the time of their first implant surgery and should have undergone a breast lift alone or with an implant. A common example of this is a patient who has breast laxity or sagginess after having had children or losing weight.”

Breast revision surgery typically involves replacing the implants or adjusting or excising the scar tissue that may have built up following surgery. In many cases, the original incision can be used in revision so there will not be any additional scarring. The recovery also tends to be much quicker and easier than the original breast augmentation.

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