Breast implant revision procedures are performed to change or improve the appearance of existing implants. There are many reasons that you may become dissatisfied with your implants. When personal preferences change or the body’s natural changes affect your implants, a revision can provide a fresh update for your look.
Dr. Zachary Farris is double board-certified and involved in the plastic surgery academic and practitioner communities. He makes it a priority to know the latest research, techniques, and technologies, so he can deliver exemplary results to his patients.
Reasons to Get a Breast Implant Revision
Dissatisfaction or discomfort due to the size, shape, or appearance of your breast implants can be difficult to cope with. Fortunately, a breast implant revision can help you get back to feeling good in your body. Some common reasons for the procedure include:
Changes in body tissue – Your body tissues change throughout your life. As time passes, you may lose skin elasticity, which can cause sagging or stretching. Pregnancy, weight gain, and weight loss can also result in tissue changes. A breast lift procedure is sometimes done along with a revision to create a youthful, perky result.
Implant rupture – Both saline and silicone implant shells can rupture. A saline implant will leak if compromised, resulting in deflation of the implant. Silicone ruptures are less noticeable because the gel holds its shape regardless of the shell’s condition. However, to ensure your long-term health, silicone leaks should be corrected. In some cases, ruptured implants can cause capsular contracture.
Capsular contracture – Every body is unique, and connective tissue composition varies from person to person. This is why even patients of talented surgeons can experience challenges when healing from a breast implant procedure. Capsular contracture refers to scar tissue that the body naturally forms to create separation between any foreign object and the body. A capsule of scar tissue is inevitable with all breast implants. In severe cases, the capsule hardens, and the patient may have pain or changes in the appearance and texture of the breast that a revision can address.
Rippling – Rippling can apply to saline implants, most commonly in implants placed on top of the chest muscle. In some cases, the shell will wrinkle and the wrinkles will be visible through the patient’s breast tissue.
Implant repositioning – Implants that sit too low, too high, too far apart, or too close together can be addressed in a revision procedure. Similarly, implants that rotate into a less aesthetic position after a breast augmentation procedure can be corrected by a revision.
Personal aesthetic preference – After some time, you may want to make a change to your appearance by augmenting or reducing the size of your implants. Alternatively, you may want to switch from saline to silicone implants for a different look or feel.
Breast Implant Revision Results
Whether it’s eliminating pain from capsular contracture, addressing a rupture, or refreshing your look with larger or smaller implants, Dr. Farris will customize your procedure to accomplish the results you seek. Many patients report a renewed satisfaction with their appearance and increased self-confidence after a revision procedure.
Schedule a Breast Implant Revision Consultation in Dallas
If you are considering a breast implant revision procedure in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, contact Farris Plastic Surgery to set up a consultation with Dr. Farris. You can reach our office by calling 214-932-1705. We look forward to helping you achieve your ideal body.