Miami Breast Implant Revision Surgery
Some women are unhappy with the size of their breast implants and want a change. Women often change their volume preferences as they leave their twenties. Some women prefer to have their breast implants exchanged for different sized implants, to go for a larger or smaller look. Other women prefer to have their saline implants exchanged for now available silicone gel implants or the new highly cohesive “gummy bear” breast implants. Breast implant removal with a simultaneous breast lift is becoming very popular with patients that desire implant removal. Fat transfer technique with a breast lift is an alternative to breast augmentation for some women who don’t want a dramatic increase in size but desire more breast fullness.
Breast augmentation, or breast implant surgery, remains the most popular cosmetic procedure in America according to statistics compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Unfortunately, this also means more and more women require breast implant revision. Delivering some of the best breast revision Miami has to offer, Dr. Joshua Lampert routinely repairs problems arising from prior breast augmentation, such as capsular contracture and implant migration. In addition, some patients are simply unhappy with the size of implant they selected and want a change.
Life Span of Breast Implants
Many consider breast implants to have a “life span” of about 10 to 15 years. Most women do not experience any major complications or unwanted cosmetic changes regarding their breast implants initially. Time and conditions such as pregnancy, breast feeding and any significant weight change can cause change to the breast tissue and position of the implant in relation to the breast. This can create an undesirable change in the cosmetic appearance of the breast.
Some of the cosmetic breast augmentation problems that can develop are:
- Nipple asymmetry
- Rippling over the implant
- Loss of sensation
- Unnatural feel to the implants
- Implants too large
- Implants too small
- Wrong type of implant: desire to switch to a different type of implant
Do You Need Breast Implant Revision?
Revision surgery is used to correct a number of problems connected with breast augmentation. It is estimated that early breast revision surgery will be desired by 20% of all breast augmentation patients. Some complications that require breast revision surgery are:
- Ruptured implants
- Symmastia—the appearance that the breasts fuse together in the middle
- Poorly positioned implants or breast droop that has not been addressed
- Visible rippling over the implant
- Capsular contracture or tight scar around the implant
- Muscle flex deformity
In some women, complications can occur which make revision surgery a necessity. Ruptured implants always need to be removed. Capsular contracture problems can sometimes be relaxed using oral medication. When this fails, surgery is necessary to relieve the pressure of the tight capsule on the constricted breast.
There are many reasons that breast implant revision surgery may be needed. Typically, the final result of the primary breast augmentation will take at least 6 months to settle in. During this time, deep scar softens and breast implants typically drop and “fluff” for a softer and more natural look. After time it may become obvious that the hoped-for result has not been achieved.
Miami cosmetic breast surgery specialist Dr. Joshua Lampert finds that women who try to simply accept their disappointing results are never able to fully enjoy their new image. In this case, breast revision surgery should be considered to avoid years of regret and frustration.
Before & Afters
All plastic surgeons should be judged on the aesthetic merits of their work. Review Dr. Lampert’s before and after gallery to see what he has accomplished.
Dr. Lampert: Breast Revision Surgeon in Miami
Breast revision surgery is usually more complicated than the original implant surgery. Dr. Lampert advises anyone seeking breast surgery to consult only a board certified plastic surgeon to ensure the longevity of their results. If you need a revision of your breast implants, contact Dr. Lampert for an honest and compassionate evaluation of your situation. As one of the best breast revision surgeons Miami has available, he is up to the challenge of treating any condition that has developed after the original implant surgery.
Breast augmentation and cosmetic breast revision makes up a large part of Dr. Lampert’s Miami plastic surgery practice. He is a board certified in plastic surgery and has thousands of hours of surgical experience to draw from. He is also a classically trained sculptor which enables him to produce beautiful results that balance and perfect his patient’s appearance. Contact him for an in-depth consultation concerning your breast implant concerns.