Revision Breast Augmentation
Patients may choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery for any number of reasons, including underdevelopment of the breasts and changes to the size, shape, and/or position of the breasts due to pregnancy, loss of weight, heredity, trauma and/or breast cancer. Dr. Chris Livingston has extensive experience performing breast augmentation surgery or augmentation mammoplasty, as well as revision breast augmentation surgery.
What is Revision Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Revision breast augmentation is performed after a patient has undergone breast augmentation surgery, where silicone or saline implants are inserted to increase the size and improve the shape of the breasts. Over time, breast implants may need to be replaced due to any number of factors, including hormonal changes, significant fluctuation in body weight, and/or implant failure. If, for whatever reason, a patient is unhappy with the size or shape of their breasts after surgery, revision breast augmentation can help rejuvenate the appearance and feel of the breasts.
Revision breast augmentation typically involves making changes to implants, pockets or capsules that have shifted or ruptured. For instance, a capsule may need to be repositioned so that the implant sits better on the chest wall, in order to create a more desirable shape to the breast. Sometimes implants will shift to one side of or below the crease beneath the breast. In some cases, implants may be too visibly apparent and cause the skin to wrinkle.
Occasionally after surgery, patients may experience a hardening of the breasts, due to capsular contraction or older silicone implants that have ruptured and are leaking. To help return the breasts to a size and shape that looks and feels nature the implants will need to be removed and replaced with new implants.
Surgical Breast Solutions
In each case, the revision breast augmentation surgery solution will be specific to the individual needs of the patient. Revision breast augmentation surgery includes a number of surgical solutions, all of which should be performed by an experienced, licensed plastic and reconstructive surgeon like Dr. Livingston. At Livingston Plastic Surgery, we also offer other body contouring procedures to improve and enhance the appearance of the breasts, including liposuction and tummy tuck surgery.