Restore Your Results
Breast implants don’t last forever. At some point, you may want to refresh your breast augmentation results with a breast revision surgery.
Or, you may experience an implant problem like rippling or capsular contracture and require new implants to correct the issue. No matter your situation, Dr. Maakan Taghizadeh can perform a breast revision procedure to restore your results!
Breast Implant Revision for Cosmetic Reasons
Cosmetic updates are common reasons for breast implant revision. After years of your original breast augmentation results, you may have realized you’d like to boost the volume or even decrease overall size.
If you aren’t quite sure what kind of update you want to make, Dr. Tag can help you decide. You may wish to replace your old breast implants with new ones for cosmetic reasons, including:
- To have larger or smaller breasts
- To achieve a different breast shape or feel
- To update to a newer generation of breast implants
It’s also common to change from saline breast implants to silicone. Silicone breast implants have a higher upfront cost, which is why some people choose saline; however, years after surgery, you may decide you want to replace your saline implants with silicone, which has a more natural look and feel.
The silicone gel contained within the implants mimics the viscosity and feel of natural breast fat, so it’s a great option for results that feel like the real thing!
Sagging Breast Tissue
As you age, your skin and tissue naturally droop and sag. Although your breast implants may remain in their raised, perky position, the tissue toward the edge of the implant may start to sag. Dr. Tag can perform a procedure to reduce excess tissue and give you great results.
Treating Capsular Contracture
A capsule of scar tissue naturally forms around breast implants. It encases the implant and is perfectly normal and expected. In uncommon instances, the capsule contracts and tightens, which can cause discomfort.
In some cases of capsular contracture, your breast will also feel hard to the touch. Dr. Tag can correct capsular contracture with a surgical procedure, including making a small incision in the capsule.
This may be all that is needed to allow the capsule to stretch, thin, and soften. For more advanced contracture, a capsulectomy procedure may need to be performed to remove the capsule entirely.
Breast Implant Rupture or Tear
Ruptures are not very common, but they do occur from time to time. You may or may not realize if an implant has ruptured. Saline implants leak and deflate, so you’ll be able to see a visible change in your breast.
Silicone implants hold their shape, so you may need an MRI to pick up the tear or rupture. If this happens, Dr. Taghizadeh will replace the ruptured breast implant.
Breast Revision to Correct Malposition, Rotation, or Symmasia
Sometimes there is a change in the shape of the breast that can cause issues, including:
- The breast implant rotating inside its capsule
- The capsule of tissue around the breast forms in a way that holds the breast implant too high, low, wide, or too close together (symmastia is the term for breast implants so close together that there is little to no difference)
- Bottoming out, in which the implants descend below the breast crease over the years
While these issues are not common, there is a remedy if they occur. Once Dr. Tag correctly diagnoses the cause, he can recommend a procedure to restore beautiful, aesthetically pleasing breast augmentation results.
Breast Revision Candidates
The first step is to arrange your consultation with Dr. Tag. Besides discussing why you’re seeking breast revision, Dr. Tag will review your health history and other factors to ensure you are a good candidate for surgery.
In some cases, performing a breast implant revision in conjunction with a breast lift makes sense. The breast lift procedure (mastopexy) reduces excess, sagging tissue and raises the position of the breasts.
Dr. Tag will determine if a concurrent procedure makes sense in your case and will let you know all options.
Schedule a Breast
Contact the U Plastic Surgery + Aesthetics team to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tag to learn more about breast revision surgery. We look forward to answering your questions and providing outstanding care and beautiful aesthetic results.