Reasons for Breast Implant Revisions and Upgrades
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While many women experience beautiful results for years after their initial breast augmentation surgery, some may need or desire a revision at some point. There are a variety of reasons for this, some of them purely cosmetic, and some are perhaps due to a complication involving the implant that may have occurred. Here are a few of the most common reasons patients at Florida Plastic Surgery Group have considered revision breast augmentation surgery:

  • Dissatisfaction with results from a previous surgeon
  • The desire to increase or decrease the size of the implants
  • The desire to upgrade the implants from saline to silicone or vice-versa
  • The desire to upgrade the implants to a newer model or different shape
  • To address a complication such as rippling, rupture, or capsular contracture (scar tissue formation around the implant)
  • To address asymmetry or irregular implant position
  • The desire to remove the implants altogether

In many cases, patients do not request breast augmentation revision as the result of a “botched” procedure they had before. In fact, many revision surgeries are performed simply because time has passed and the patient desires change, or the implants have been in place for many years, and a newer model is recommended. Regardless of the reason, all types of breast surgery should always be performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon to increase the chances that results will meet your expectations.