There are many potential reasons why you may need breast implant revision, which is why it’s important to get examined regularly. Some of these reasons include saline deflation, silicon shell leaks, implant malposition or “bottoming out”, and capsular contracture around the area of your previous surgery. You may also have stretching of the skin due to weight loss or weight gain and gravity that can be corrected and adjusted with a breast implant revision procedure. Your native breast tissue can also change with time and having an implant, leading for a need for breast lift or reduction.
There can also be a natural shift in your implants’ position over the years, breaking the symmetry of your previous procedure. We look at all of these factors with you before making a commitment to operate, and strive to find the best fit for you and your body.
Revision surgeries can including any combination of the following procedures to the breast implant or pocket: implant exchange, implant removal, removal of part or all of your breast capsule, implant pocket change, re-enforcement and revision of the implant pocket using surgical scaffold or dermal matrix. In many circumstances, additional procedures like breast lift or fat grafting will be needed to adjust the tissue along with the breast implant. We specialize in breast and breast implant revision surgeries that address all your potential needs.