Breast augmentation surgery continues to be one of the most popular plastic surgeries in the world. Patients can experience enhanced curves and a fuller bustline thanks to silicone or saline breast implants. Sometimes, though, patients may not get implants that are the right size for their needs. In these cases, it is possible to undergo a second breast augmentation surgery that revises the results of the initial one.
The team at Northwest Plastic Surgery Associates would like to go over the basics of breast implant revision for women who get implants that are too small. Interested parties can come to our Missoula practice for more information about getting bigger breast implants through revision surgery.
Problems With Breast Implants That Are Too Small
When a breast augmentation patients gets implants that are too small, it can lead to a number of cosmetic problems. For one, a patient may second guess the results of their surgery, wishing that the cosmetic surgeon had gone larger initially. A person's figure may be thrown off by implants that are too small. Even just a slight tweak in size can make all the difference between meeting your aesthetic goals and feeling self-conscious about the final results.
About Breast Augmentation Revision
Breast augmentation revision is a type of surgery that involves replacing the breast implants from a previous breast enlargement procedure. In the case of patients who initially got implants that were too small, the revision will allow these patients to get larger implants placed instead.
Candidates for Breast Augmentation Revision
Good candidates for breast augmentation revision are people dissatisfied with the results of their initial breast augmentation procedure. They should be in good health and able to tolerate the revision procedure without experiencing any major risks to wellness. Patients should have realistic expectations about the surgery itself and the recovery process.
Determining the Size for the Larger Breast Implants
When preparing for revision breast augmentation, it's important for surgeons to carefully determine the ideal size of the new breast implants. Going bigger is the goal, but it's important not to go too big. During the consultation, the size, shape, projection, and placement of the implants will be considered in order to meet the aesthetic goals of the patient.
How Breast Augmentation Revision Is Performed
The revision procedure is performed much like the initial breast augmentation surgery. When possible, cosmetic surgeon will use the same incision sites from the initial procedure, which helps prevent the need for new incisions and scarring. The old breast implants are removed, and the larger implants are positioned and placed.
The recovery process from breast augmentation revision is quite similar to the initial breast augmentation as well. Patients will want to take about two weeks off from work and follow all post-op instructions very closely.
The Results of Breast Augmentation Revision
The results of breast augmentation revision can be quite dramatic, with patients experiencing enhanced curves, more prominent cleavage, and a better overall figure. Many of our patients are quite thankful to achieve such outcomes, and have an easy time recovering from the surgical procedure as well.
Learn More About Breast Implant Revision
If you are interested in increasing the size of your breast implants, be sure to contact an experienced cosmetic plastic surgeon today. The team hear at Northwest Plastic Surgery Associates will assess your situation and determine if you are an ideal candidate for breast augmentation revision.