Standing in front of the mirror and truly loving the person staring back at you is an empowering feeling. This is a common experience shared with us by many patients who have had a breast augmentation with implants. However, there are many reasons why some of the 315,000 women who get implants each year decide to eventually have them removed or replaced with different materials or a different configuration. Of the 30,000 breast implant removals performed each year, some are for medical reasons, some are done so the patient can seek alternatives, and some are done because the patient just doesn’t like the look or feel of the implants.
At Livingston Plastic Surgery, we thought we’d put our heads together and write a blog post for folks in this category. We’ll help you discover some of the surgical options you may have if you’re unhappy with your implants or thinking about having them removed for other reasons.
Breast Augmentation Revision
A breast augmentation revision is a broad term used when a patient needs to have breast implants removed and replaced with newer materials, reconfigured for a different shape or size, or have issues corrected from a previous breast augmentation. Breast implant revision surgery is commonly used when patients are unhappy with the way breast implants sit on the chest wall. This also may cause issues with the contour of breast implants. Each patient’s situation is different, and what’s done during a breast augmentation revision is usually determined by the patient’s goals and the best approach chosen by the surgeon.
A breast lift can be a good alternative for patients who want perkier, more youthful breasts but don’t necessarily want to achieve that look using breast implants. Factors such as age, genetics, and weight changes from pregnancy and childbirth all cause the breasts to lose elasticity and sag. A breast lift can be used to reshape breast tissue and reposition the breasts so that they are complemented by the rest of your figure.
Breast Augmentation with a Breast Lift
Sometimes, a breast augmentation with implants doesn’t quite achieve the look the patient is looking for. In that case, a breast augmentation with a lift may be used to give the patient a slightly different appearance. Breast augmentation and lift will address the volume desired and rejuvenate sagging, tired skin around the breasts to help them look and feel firmer and more youthful.
Let’s Talk About Your Breast Augmentation Revision Options
If you’re unhappy with breast implants or need them removed for other reasons, the best first step you can take for yourself is scheduling a consultation with a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon. We welcome you to get in touch with us and talk with Dr. Christopher K. Livingston and our team of breast augmentation revision experts.
You can schedule your consultation at Livingston Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX by calling (281) 501-1812. You can also contact us through our website and send us a message.