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When Is the Right Time to Have Breast Revision?


Posted June 05, 2024 in Breast Revision

Breast revision surgery is often considered by women who have previously undergone breast augmentation but are seeking improvements due to various reasons. These reasons can range from changes in personal preference to medical necessities such as implant complications. If you are contemplating whether it’s the right time for a breast revision, Dr. Green outlines some key factors to guide your decision.

Implant Complications

One of the most common reasons for breast revision surgery is the development of complications related to breast implants, such as:

  • Capsular contracture: In some cases, the scar tissue that naturally forms around the implant can contract and squeeze the implant, which causes discomfort or changes in the breast’s appearance.
  • Implant rupture or deflation: If a breast implant breaks or leaks, a revision surgery is necessary to replace the damaged implant.
  • Implant displacement: Implants may shift from their original position over time, leading to asymmetry or other aesthetic issues.

If you experience any of these complications, promptly consulting with an experienced plastic surgeon is crucial to discuss your options for revision surgery.

Cosmetic Concerns

Aesthetic preferences can change over time, and what was desirable years ago may no longer suit your current taste or lifestyle. Some cosmetic reasons for considering breast revision include:

  • Desire for a different size: You might feel that your implants are too large or too small and wish to adjust the size for comfort or a more desired appearance.
  • Changes in body shape: Weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and aging can alter how implants look on your body. You might opt for revision surgery to restore a more proportionate look.

Implant Age

Breast implants are not lifetime devices. The general guideline suggests that implants should be evaluated every ten years as the risk of complications increases over time. While not all implants need to be replaced at the decade mark, it’s an excellent time to assess their condition through regular check-ups with your plastic surgeon.

Health Changes

Significant health changes may necessitate revision surgery. If you develop a medical condition that could be exacerbated by implants, Dr. Green may recommend revision or removal.

Whenever You Feel Ready

Breast revision surgery is a personal decision influenced by medical, aesthetic, and emotional factors. If you’re experiencing discomfort, medical issues, or dissatisfaction with the appearance of your breast implants, it might be time to consider a revision.

It’s crucial to discuss your specific circumstances and health history with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can answer your questions and provide guidance. Dr. Green, a leading plastic surgeon in Northern California, invites you to schedule a consultation to discuss your concerns and explore your options. Please call (916) 929-1833 for our Sacramento office or  (916) 773-5559  for our Granite Bay office.