Breast Implant Revision Can Address Poor Implant Placement By on June 16, 2016

Holding a breast implantWhen people in the Minneapolis area are looking to enhance their appearance and look their very best, they know that they can come to our practice for results. We always strive to improve patient appearance through custom-tailored skin care and surgical treatments, including breast augmentation surgery to enhance contours and curves.

Every now and then, a surgery may not achieve the desired results. In which case, corrective procedure can be performed in order to make necessary cosmetic revisions. Let's look at this kind of surgery right now and how it can help address breast implant complications and flaws.

Potential Issues with Implant Placement

Sometimes when breast implants are placed, the overall results are not always perfect. Some people may notice that their breasts are lopsided or asymmetrical, for instance. In other cases, the breasts may be poorly shaped or point in different directions, which is off-putting aesthetically, especially after undergoing a breast augmentation procedure.

In addition to all of this, there is the potential for symmastia to occur, which is a complication that involves both breasts drifting toward the center of the chest. When this happens, the breasts appear too close. The condition is also known as breadloafing and uniboob.

How Common Are These Complications?

Thankfully many of the above conditions are quite rare. Symmastia especially is an uncommon complication. However, when these issues do occur, it's important to consider a corrective procedure to revise the results and to look your absolute best. This is known as revision breast augmentation.

Revision Surgery for Issues with Implant Position

Revision breast augmentation surgery is exactly what it sounds like. The procedure revises a previous surgery so that the results are more ideal. By doing this, patients have far more satisfactory results from surgery and feel more confident about their overall appearance as well.

The results of a revision breast augmentation are quite good, and they can have a dramatic overall improvements on appearance and patient self-confidence.

How Revision Surgery May Be Performed

The exact procedure for the breast augmentation revision can vary a fair amount from patient to patient. In most cases, plastic surgeons will attempt to work through the same incision sites as the initial surgery in order to eliminate additional scarring and incision sites.

During a revision surgery, the previous breast implants may be removed and replaced. Surgeons may have to recreate a breast pocket in order to ensure optimal results. Sutures may also be used to secure breast implants in a certain position to ensure evenness and proper symmetry.

The exact nature of your revision breast augmentation procedure can be discussed in greater detail during your visit to the practice.

Preventing the Need for Breast Augmentation Revision

The best way to avoid the need for revision procedures is to pick the right plastic surgeon for your needs. Working with a skilled cosmetic surgeon means that you will get properly planned surgery that is more likely to yield great results. Pre-planning is the sure way to safe and complication-free surgery as well as long-lasting results that satisfy a patient's goals.

Schedule a Consultation at Our Practice

For more information about breast augmentation and how corrective and revision procedures can improve your health and appearance, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.

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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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