Breast Implant Revision Candidates By Gregory Mesna on June 23, 2012

Breast Implant Revision CandidatesOne of the best ways to improve you figure and enhance your curves is to undergo a breast augmentation surgery. This involves the carefully placement of breast implants, increasing the size of the breasts and also altering their shape. This has helped many of the patients at our Edina plastic surgery center achieve their aesthetic goals. Sometimes, however, a corrective surgery or secondary surgery will be required. That’s precisely what we’d like to go over now so you understand why we feel it’s important to offer this service to patients.

What does “breast implant revision” mean exactly?

Breast implant revision means that an additional surgery will need to be performed following the initial breast augmentation surgery. Through this secondary surgery, our plastic surgeon serving Minneapolis can help address a number of different issues that may be affecting a patient.

Common Reasons for Breast Implant Revision

In general, the most common reasons that patients opt for a breast implant revision are either medical in nature or aesthetic. Let’s go through some of the most common reasons for breast implant revision below.

Breast Implant Revision and Capsular Contracture

Capsular contracture is a potential complication that can occur after undergoing Edina breast augmentation. Essentially, the condition refers to a hardening of scar tissue around the breast implants. This can lead to compression of the breast implants, which can be extremely painful and will also warp the appearance of the breasts.

When performing a revision surgery for capsular contracture, the breast implants will need to be removed and replaced to help ensure the condition does not happen again.

Breast Implant Revision and Implant Ruptures

Major injuries to the chest area can cause breast implants to rupture or leak. This is especially true after major impacts to the body and hard falls. You will notice an implant rupture by the deflation of the breasts or major changes in breast size and appearance. This does occur faster with saline implants than silicone breast implants, however.

As with revision surgery for capsular contracture, this surgery will involve the removal of the breast implants and replacement.

Breast Implant Revision and Aesthetics

Patients are sometimes dissatisfied with the appearance of their breasts after surgery has been performed. There may be minor issues with symmetry or evenness, or the results may just not be what the patients wanted to achieve their aesthetic goals.

In these matters, a secondary surgery will help revise the appearance of the breasts. A breast lift surgery may be necessary to improve symmetry, or a completely new surgery may need to be repeated. Obviously we will do our best to be as non-invasive as possible.

Other Reasons for Breast Implant Revision

There are many other compelling reasons for patients to want secondary breast implant surgery. Patients may want to have different breast implants put in, or they may want their breast implants removed for personal reasons. We are willing to discuss your needs with you so that you can meet them and understand the options that are available.

Learn More About Your Plastic Surgery Options

If you would like more information about breast enhancement surgery, contact our Edina cosmetic surgery center today. We will be more than happy to discuss breast augmentation surgery, breast lift surgery, and other options for enhancing your figure in greater detail.

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Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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