When you’re first researching breast augmentation and the safety of breast implants, you might be shocked at the number of breast implant revisions and removals that happen annually. But in reality, most these revisions or removals are not due to any failure of the implant, any safety issue, or any health condition. Here are some of the reasons someone might need a breast implant revision.
Breast implants don’t last forever.
A lot of people have the misconception that breast augmentation is a one time surgery. In reality, none of the breast implants on the market are expected to last much beyond 10 to 15 years. If you get your breast surgery at a young age, you can definitely expect to have a revision surgery in the future. This surgery can be removing the implants and giving you a natural breast lift, or it can be replacing the implants with new ones.
Some women change their mind.
Some women think that they want larger breasts, but later decide that they are unhappy with the decision. This doesn’t happen often, but it is possible to do a breast implant revision in these cases so the patient can be comfortable in their body. We can either replace the implants with larger or smaller ones, or we can remove them altogether.
Capsular contracture could require revision.
The most common, although still rare, complication from breast implant surgery is capsular contracture. This is a condition in which scar tissue from the surgery wraps around the breast implant, causing the tissues to contract around the implant. This can be dangerous as well as painful. There is a very simple surgery that can be done to release the tissue and free the implant, but some women opt to have the implants removed after such an event.
If you are on the fence about breast augmentation, don’t let your fear of revision surgery stop you from pursuing the body you want to see in the mirror. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.