When a woman decides to have breast augmentation surgery, she probably knows that there will be a second surgery at some time in her future called breast revision surgery. After all, breast implants, regardless of whether they are saline or silicone, are not lifetime devices. Several factors could trigger a breast implant revision, including:
- Saline implants that have deflated or been found to be leaking.
- The patient wants a change to her implant or breast size.
- There is a tightening of scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture).
- A breast implant has shifted in position.
- Breast tissue has changed as a result of skin stretching or changes in body weight.
The plastic and reconstructive surgeons at UCI Plastic Surgery in Orange County, CA, would be happy to help you consider all your options when you are faced with deciding to take care of your implants and restore your younger-looking, more uplifted, perky profile.
What is Revision Breast Surgery?
Revision breast surgery, also known as breast implant revision or corrective breast augmentation, is a procedure to remove or replace breast implants. While your primary goal might be to change the size or type of implant or correct a problem with the original implants, including a breast lift may give you even better results.
To find out more about this possibility, schedule a consultation with the surgeons at UCI Plastic Surgery to discuss combining the two procedures.
Why Include a Breast Lift?
A surgical breast lift restores the youthful position, shape, and fullness of your breasts, ensuring that you can enjoy your figure for years to come. In one procedure, your surgeon can optimize the size, shape, nipple position, firmness and even address any asymmetry as closely as possible. The breast lift is an extremely popular cosmetic procedure and one of the highest-rated for patient satisfaction.
As part of your revision breast surgery, combining the procedure with a breast lift may give you better results. Be sure to ask your surgeon about combining the two procedures.
What Are the Benefits of Including a Breast Lift?
Breast implants can enhance both your breast size and shape, but they do not correct sagging. If you do have breast sagging, even if you already have implants, you’ll likely need a breast lift, also known as a mastopexy. Breast revision surgery can often be performed in combination with a breast lift at the same time. Many women receive implants for the first time when they have their breast lift procedure.
Combining breast lift surgery and implant exchange offers many benefits, including:
- Recover from both procedures together with less discomfort and downtime.
- Replace implants and eliminate sagging with one surgery.
- Fewer scars due to fewer incisions.
If you need both an implant exchange and a breast lift, combining treatments can save you time, money, and discomfort. And what’s more, by choosing the combination of treatments, you can expect a better experience than if they were performed separately.
Take That Next Step and Love Your Breasts Again!
Review all your options regarding revision breast surgery at UCI Plastic Surgery by requesting a consultation or calling us today on (714) 456-3077 (Tustin, CA), (949) 386-5700 (Newport Beach, CA), or (714) 790-8600 (Yorba Linda, CA). Our team of expert doctors looks forward to meeting you soon!