Dr. Tracy McCall and the team at Lake Country Plastic and Hand Surgery in Waukesha, WI, can perform breast implant revision to replace or adjust the size of your breast implants once you have fully healed from your initial surgery.
There are numerous reasons why this procedure may be performed. Restoring form and delivering cosmetically pleasing results will be our top priority during this secondary breast augmentation procedure. Learn more about breast implant revision to change the size of your implants.
Common Reasons for Breast Implant Revision
There are multiple reasons that breast implant revision may be performed. The reasons may be medical or completely personal. In the months or years following your initial breast implant surgery, patients may find cosmetic reasons why they are not happy with the choice of their implant size. Either the implant is not sufficiently large or the patient may feel that their breasts appear too large. Over time, breast implants can change shape, which can lead to less desirable cosmetic results.
During breast implant revision, we can:
- Reshape the breasts by repositioning them
- Increase or decrease the size of the implant
- Change the implant material
- Help patients realize their ideal bustline
Over time, implants can undergo movement called “bottoming out” that causes the implant to drop considerably in position. This can cause your implant to appear too low. Movement of the implant can also cause your nipple to appear out of place. Breast implant revision can address these cosmetic issues.
The doctors of Lake Country Plastic and Hand Surgery can take steps to prevent the recurrence of these undesirable situations. Your repositioned implant can be secured using a biological mesh, for example, to ensure that you maintain optimal cosmetic results for many years. Some patients may want to consider undergoing additional cosmetic procedures to achieve more dramatic results. Our cosmetic surgeon can explain which treatments are typically coupled with breast implant revision surgery.
The tissue surrounding your implant can also form scar tissue, which can leave your implant appearing thicker and harder than it initially was. The condition is known as capsular contracture. New implants that are carefully positioned can address the sometimes uncomfortable condition while delivering attractive results.
Patients may also seek implant downsizing. This option can alleviate back discomfort or address sagging breasts. Whatever reason you have for undergoing revision surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeon and compassionate team will provide you with the outstanding results you deserve.
If your implant has a warranty, you may wish to consider implant revision before that warranty expires. Candidates for this procedure express a desire to revise the size and shape of their breasts for medical or cosmetic reasons. Good candidates for breast implant revision are healthy and maintain a stable weight. Our doctor will screen any candidate for potential risk factors to ensure a safe surgery and healthy recovery.
The steps of performing this cosmetic procedure are similar to first-time breast implant surgery, with the added steps that are required to safely remove your old implants. Our board-certified plastic surgeon will take additional steps to ensure that your cosmetic goals are met and that the procedure is as minimally invasive as possible.