Breast Revision Surgery: When to Consider It

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Many women who have breast implants live happily with their new breast for many years. Unfortunately, some women are unhappy with their implants from the time they get them, or they become unsatisfied with them later in life as their lifestyles change or as the implants themselves change or degrade. If you are no longer happy with your implants, you do have options. A breast revision surgery can correct what you are unhappy with and restore your breasts to a size, shape, and feel that you love. If you are considering breast reconstruction, here is more information you should know.

What is Breast Revision Surgery?

Breast revision surgery corrects prior breast augmentation that was incorrectly performed or has changed over time. Depending on the individual patient, breast revision surgery may involve removing the implant altogether, replacing the implant with a different size, shape, or type of implant, or repositioning the implant to achieve better results. The breast revision process is very similar to the initial breast augmentation surgery. When Dr. Zochowski performs breast revision surgery, he tries to make incisions in the same places where they were initially made to eliminate new scars and advises his patients to observe the same amount of downtime they did when they had their initial procedure.

Why Should You Consider Breast Revision Surgery?

There are a variety of reasons why women seek out breast revision surgery. Here are some of the most common:

You Were Never Happy with Your Implants

Implants may have been placed incorrectly or are the wrong size or shape. Sometimes, the wrong type of implant may have been chosen. In these cases, women are usually not happy as soon as the surgery is complete. Some may try to deal with their implants for years while others immediately seek out a revision surgery. If you are unsatisfied with your implants due to poor selection or because of improper placement, revision surgery can have a big impact on your self-esteem.

Something has Happened to Your Implants

Though breast augmentation is a safe procedure, some issues can occur after the surgery is performed. The most common issues are ptosis (stretched tissue and sagging breasts), capsular contracture (when scar tissue forms around the implants and makes the breasts abnormally hard or uncomfortable), and rippling or leaking of the implant. If your implant has malfunctioned in one of these ways, it’s important to seek out an experienced revisionist plastic surgeon like Dr. Zochowski who knows how to address these issues and restore your breast implants.

You No Longer Like the Size of Your Implants

Our lives change and what may have been attractive to us years ago may no longer work for our lifestyle. If you now wish you had larger or smaller implants, you can achieve this through breast revision surgery. Your current implants can be removed and replaced with a new size, shape, or type of implant to better suit your current needs.

You Don’t Want Implants Anymore

Some women opt to have their breast implants removed altogether. They may do this because they simply don’t want them anymore, because they have been diagnosed with breast cancer, or because pregnancy or weight loss has changed the shape of their bodies. When implants are removed, a breast lift is usually required to reduce sagging and drooping that can occur with the loss of breast volume.

Why Should You Choose Dr. Zochowski for Your Breast Revision Surgery in Columbus, OH?

Dr. Zochowski is an expert in all types of breast surgeries including breast revision surgery. He has a passion for helping his patients achieve their aesthetic goals and brings his love of artistry to each procedure. With his commitment to new technology and learning the latest treatment options, Dr. Zochowski is constantly improving his knowledge base so he can provide the most innovative and cutting-edge techniques to his patients. He and his talented staff are committed to patient care and enjoy getting to know each of their patients on a personal level so they can deliver individualized treatment plans to help them achieve their goals.

If you are no longer happy with your breast implants or if your implants have undergone changes that cause discomfort or that have impacted their appearance, you need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zochowski today.