Breast Revision Surgery Addresses Implant Complications
Dr. Brian F. Burns can perform breast revision surgery at his Victoria, TX, practice for patients in need of a variety of corrections, not only because breast implants do not always last a lifetime, but also for when conditions like capsular contracture occur, or if the patient desires a different type of implant.
Because implants last, on average, about 10 years, most patients will require revision surgery at some point to replace their implants. Breast revision surgery is common, and many patients pursue surgery to correct even minor aesthetic problems such as asymmetry.
Dr. Burns sees many new patients for revision surgery after complications ensue involving implants placed by other surgeons.
Meeting with Dr. Burns
Dr. Burns has had extensive training in breast surgery, and he has helped countless patients to improve the appearance of their breasts with revision surgery. During your consultation with Dr. Burns, he will review your medical history and any complications you have had in previous surgeries. He will also discuss any dissatisfaction you may have with your current breast aesthetics. He will perform a thorough examination of your breasts, and discuss your surgical options.
If there are problems with your implants, he can replace them, or you may wish to choose another option. Some women elect to have their implants removed altogether. Dr. Burns will explain all surgical options available to you, and he can help you select the option that will provide you with the greatest physical and aesthetic benefits.
Dr. Burns's experience and expertise can help you achieve the results you are looking for to enjoy renewed confidence and a higher quality of life.
Reasons for Breast Revision Surgery
There are a number of reasons a patient may require breast revision surgery. The procedure can replace old implants, replace ruptured implants, correct asymmetry, and more. Some of the most common reasons patients pursue breast revision surgery include:
- Capsular Contracture: After breast augmentation with implants, scar tissue can form and harden around the implant. Not only can this result in asymmetry and other aesthetic changes, but it can also be extremely painful. During revision surgery, the implant and scar tissues are removed, and the implant is replaced.
- Implant Leak or Rupture: Both saline and silicone implants can leak or rupture, though leaks and ruptures are more difficult to detect in silicone implants. Ruptures may occur after trauma to the chest. Revision surgery can remove and replace a ruptured implant.
- Asymmetry: All breasts are asymmetrical to a certain degree; however, some women’s breasts are noticeably asymmetrical following their initial surgery. Dr. Burns can correct asymmetry with revision surgery by either replacing the implant or performing a breast lift.
- Bottoming Out: Common in patients with larger implants, bottoming out can occur when the implant slips below the pocket within the breast. Revision surgery can reposition the implant and implement various techniques to prevent the problem from reoccurring.
- Symmastia: This condition can occur when the implants move toward the center of the chest rather than staying within their designated pockets, creating an atypical appearance. To correct the problem, implants are repositioned and special techniques are implemented to prevent the condition from reoccuring.
Benefits of Revision Surgery
Breast revision surgery is a fairly common procedure that most women will eventually need following breast augmentation. Revision surgery can eliminate pain associated with implant complications, as well as improve the appearance of your breasts.
When you work with an expert surgeon such as Dr. Burns, you can rest assured that your breast revision results will be just as good, if not better, than the results of your initial surgery.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are seeking breast revision surgery, don't hesitate to contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Burns. Breast implants may not last a lifetime, and conditions such as capsular contracture may occur, which necessitate skilled intervention. Dr. Burns's experience and expertise can help you achieve the results you are looking for to enjoy renewed confidence and a higher quality of life.