When a woman considers a breast augmentation surgery, it’s important that she is thoughtful about the decision. During her appointment with a board certified plastic surgeon, she can inquire about the procedure, the recovery and the outcome. Also at that time she can be candid in regards to why she wants this surgery and her expectations following it.
Excellent communication between plastic surgeons and their patients is imperative.
While a patient may have done their due diligence before undergoing their breast augmentation procedure, there are cases when she may very well consider a breast revision surgery based on either a desire or need. This can occur months or even years later.
These reasons may vary and include the following:
- Challenges with breast asymmetry
- Capsular contracture (scar tissue surrounding the implant has tightened)
- Removing and replacing an implant(s) which has ruptured
- Deciding on a new implant size
- Implant rippling
- Interchanging saline with silicone implants (or vice versa)
It’s entirely up to the patient as to whether or not they want to return to their original plastic surgeon for the revision or seek another. If the choice is the latter, it’s highly recommended to research only board certified plastic surgeons that specialize in breast surgery and ones who are adept in breast revision surgeries. Once more, this is a personal decision. In addition to this, other surgeries they should excel in may consist of a breast lift, breast reduction, and breast reconstruction. Surgical aptitude in breast surgeries can help patients achieve a positive surgical outcome.
As mentioned earlier, there are various reasons as to why a woman may seek a revisionary breast surgery. Some patients may discover over time that the original size implant they chose years ago no longer fits their lifestyle. For example, when a woman has completed having her family in her forties, she may come to the realization that the implant size she chose in her twenties may no longer be aesthetically appealing to her.
In the same breath, her skin tissue may have transformed over time due to weight gain, breastfeeding and weight loss.
Every patient is different as are their aesthetic needs.
For whatever reason a woman decides that she is interested in pursuing breast revision surgery, always remember that locating a board certified plastic surgeon should be at the top of the checklist.
And truly, this certification cannot be understated. A doctor certified in plastic surgery can help ensure a positive surgical outcome while keeping patient safety in the forefront.