Many women desire to change and improve their feminine contours. One of the most common and effective ways to enhance the feminine contour is through breast augmentation. While breast augmentation is a common procedure chosen by many patients, it is a life-changing procedure. New Orleans plastic surgery patients should be well-informed about their options before undergoing any procedure. Breast augmentation involves considerable expense and physical recovery and should not be taken lightly.
Unfortunately, not every patient who undergoes breast augmentation will be happy with the results. The most common reason women are unhappy with the results of their breast augmentation is that their breast size is smaller than they thought it would be. Unfortunately, the only way to correct undesirable breast augmentation results is through breast implant revision surgery. New Orleans breast implant revision surgeon Kamran Khoobehi specializes in breast implant revision techniques, including fat transfer. If you are unhappy with the results of a previous breast augmentation surgery, for whatever reason, you may benefit from breast implant revision surgery.
Breast Implant Revision Candidates
While the most important reason breast implant revision surgery is performed is to ensure the happiness of patients with the results of their breast augmentation, there are many reasons for undergoing breast implant revision surgery. Breast implant size, ruptured implants, and capsular contracture are some of the most common reasons patients consider breast implant revision surgery. Ideal candidates for breast implant revision surgery are patients who are in good health, have realistic expectations, and are unhappy with the feel, size, or shape of their breast implants.
Breast Implant Size
Breast implant size can be difficult to determine prior to surgery. Determining the size of breast implant can be a confusing process. In fact, the most common reason women undergo breast implant revision surgery is dissatisfaction with the size of the breast implants, with most women desiring larger breast implants. A small group of women will undergo breast implant revision surgery because they feel that their breast implants are too large. To ensure optimal results, each New Orleans breast implant revision patient will receive an extensive surgical consultation before undergoing any treatment.
Another common reason for breast implant revision surgery is a ruptured implant. Once an implant has ruptured, it is crucial that the patient undergo breast implant revision surgery. Some ruptured implants, especially silicone implants, can be difficult to detect. If a ruptured breast implant remains in the body for too long, the scar tissue surrounding the ruptured breast implant can make breast implant revision surgery more difficult. Implants can rupture due to defects, excessive wrinkling or creasing, under- or over-filling, and from everyday wear and tear.
During capsular contracture, the scar tissue surrounding the breast implant contracts, causing the breast to have an unnatural appearance and to become hard. This condition can be quite painful. Many patients suffering from capsular contracture will require breast implant revision surgery.
Contact Our New Orleans Plastic Surgery Practice Today
To learn more about breast implant revision surgery, or to schedule a personal consultation, please contact New Orleans plastic surgeon Kamran Khoobehi today.