Change of size, width, or projection
Your breast augmentation may no longer suit you or may no longer meet your expectations, being either larger or smaller than you envisioned. A revision can create the size and level of projection that you feel is ideal. The process of planning your revision will be planned carefully and performed with the latest surgical techniques to ensure you finally achieve the look you envisioned for your figure.
Breast implant rupture
Although rare, implant ruptures can occur. If the implant was saline, problems become obvious immediately, but if it was silicone, it might take longer to discover if an implant is leaking. Breast implants are guaranteed, typically for ten years, and if an implant fails, the cost of replacement might be covered by the guarantee. If a silicone implant leak is detected, it is advised that you undergo a revision as soon as possible.
Capsular contracture – scar tissue problems
The body naturally creates scar tissue around the implant, which in some cases, causes a problem. An excess of scar tissue causes the tissues to contract around the implant, causing the breast to feel harder or altering the position or size of the breast. A custom breast revision will remove the implant along with the scar tissue and replace the implants with a process less likely to cause the problem in the future.
Implant out of position
If something went wrong during the original surgery, you may end up with one breast higher than the other, slipped sideways, a double crease at the base of the breast (“double bubble”), or various other aesthetic issues related to breast position. These problems can be fully resolved with a custom breast revision surgery.
If the edges of the implant are visible under your skin or the implant surface has visible ripples, a revision can create a much more natural look. You may choose to replace saline with silicone (less likely to ripple), hide the rippling with natural fat transfer, or place the implants below the chest muscles, where they are much less likely to have this problem.
The weight of larger implants can stretch your skin, causing your breasts to become lower and lower over time. This condition can be resolved with a custom breast revision, which can include removing excess skin to raise the breasts, placing smaller implants, or restoring your breasts to their natural size with breast revision surgery.
Bottoming out is when the implant is far lower on the chest wall than expected or intended. A lack of support to hold it in place could lead to this condition, and it will require revision surgery to resolve the issue and create natural-looking breasts, sitting on the chest wall in the best position.