When is Breast Implant Revision Surgery Necessary?

Woman examining her breasts for cancer, pain on female body, studio shot on gray background Breast implant revision surgery is an important consideration for individuals who have previously undergone breast augmentation. While breast implants are typically long-lasting, you may want or need adjustments over time. This procedure can address various issues, including implant malfunction, changes in aesthetic preferences, or complications such as capsular contracture.

Understanding when breast implant revision surgery is necessary can help you make an informed decision about your health and appearance. Calgary, AB, plastic surgeon Dr. Ryan C. Frank will discuss your options and help develop a plan of action to achieve the best result for your health and appearance. Let’s explore when you might consider this procedure.

Why Consider Breast Implant Revision?

Here are some common reasons why you might need breast implant revision surgery:

  • Implant Rupture: Sometimes, implants can rupture due to wear and tear or other factors requiring replacement.
  • Capsular Contracture: Capsular contracture occurs when the scar tissue around the breast implant tightens, leading to discomfort or changes in breast shape.
  • Changes in Breast Appearance: Over time, your body may change, affecting the appearance of your breasts. Revision surgery can address these changes.
  • Implant Malposition: If your implants shift position or become asymmetrical, revision surgery can help correct these issues.
  • Switching Implant Types: Some patients may wish to switch fromsaline to silicone implants or vice versa for personal preference or to address specific concerns.
  • Implant Rupture or Deflation: Implant rupture or deflation can occur due to trauma, normal wear and tear, or manufacturing defects.
  • Dissatisfaction with Previous Results: If you’re unhappy with the results of a previous breast augmentation surgery, revision surgery offers an opportunity to achieve your desired outcome.

Consultation and Evaluation

If you’re thinking about redoing your breast implants, it’s important to talk to a skilled plastic surgeon. During your consultation, Dr. Frank will:

  • Review your medical history and current concerns.
  • Perform a physical exam to evaluate the condition of your implants and surrounding breast tissue.
  • Discuss your goals and expectations for the revision surgery.

The Revision Surgery Process

If breast implant revision surgery is deemed necessary, here’s what you can expect:

  • Preparation: You’ll receive instructions on preparing for surgery, including any necessary pre-operative tests.
  • Surgery: Your surgeon performs the procedure under anesthesia. He will make incisions to access the implants, remove or replace them as needed, and address any other concerns.
  • Recovery: After surgery, you’ll need some time to recover. We will provide post-operative care and schedule follow-up appointments.

Schedule a Breast Implant Revision Consultation in Calgary

If you’re experiencing issues with your breast implants or are considering a change, don’t hesitate to contact the practice of Ryan Frank, MD, FRCS (C), a Plastic Surgeon in Calgary, Canada. Schedule your consultation by calling 403-245-1228 today. Take the first step toward loving your breast implants again.


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