Capsular Contracture is hardening of the breast that can cause pain or deformity of the breasts. Typically this is treated with exchanging the implant and removing all of the internal scar tissue. This will soften the breast and return it to its previous shape. Occasionally special materials are needed in an attempt to prevent the scar tissue from returning such as one of the dermal meshes or textured implants.
Visible Rippling can occur in thin patients as the edge of the implant is visualized through the skin. This is much less common with silicone implants than with the saline implants that were used previously. However it can still happen and other methods can be done to treat this such as fat transfer, use of the highly cohesive gummy bear implants or placement of a dermal mesh.
Ptosis of your breast can occur whether or not you have had previous augmentation. The breasts can still change over time with the usual factors such as weight loss, pregnancy and age. Gravity continues to affect a woman’s breasts whether or not they have had implants placed previously or not.
Aesthetic Deformity of the Breasts is another rare cause for secondary surgery. Occasionally women have a breast augmentation or other breast surgery and are not happy with their results. They should first discuss this with their surgeon but at times want a second opinion or different surgeon to revise the breast surgery.
- You wish to change the size of your breasts
- Ruptured saline or silicone implant
- Your breasts have changed shape after children or weightloss
- You have developed capsular contracture from your previous breast augmentation
- Your breast are not symmetrical
- If your breasts have fallen down or to the side and no longer sit in the proper position
- You are in good health.
- You have realistic expectations.
Talk with your board certified plastic surgeon about breast implant exchange or other breast revision surgery options to determine which choice is right for you.