Breast Revision Surgery FAQs (Part 1)
How is Breast Revision Surgery Different from Initial Breast Enhancement?
Breast revision surgery – which replaces implants or corrects problems from initial breast implant surgery – is often more complicated than the first surgery. Scar tissue, and already stretched skin and muscles, are just two of the reasons the second surgery takes more skill than the first.
For this reason it is important to choose a plastic surgeon who has more advanced, specialized skills and experience than typical breast augmentation surgeons. It is very important for patients to select a breast revision specialist for their surgery, like Dr. Ali.
Who Is a Candidate for Breast Revision Surgery?
Breast revision surgery can be performed for a variety of reasons, including: ruptured or leaking implants; a desired change in the size, shape or position of the implants; or relief from pain and hardness caused by “capsular contracture” scars.
If you have had previous breast enhancement surgery you may be a good candidate for breast revision surgery for any of these reasons, as long as are in in good health both physically and mentally.
What Conditions Can Breast Revision Surgeons Help?
Breast revision surgery can correct a number of problems related to a previous breast implant surgery. Removing hard, painful, excess scar tissue around the implants due to capsular contracture is one of the primary reasons for breast revision surgery.
Uneven or asymmetrical breasts can also be made to more evenly match with breast revision surgery. Breast implant positioning – too high, too low, too far apart or too close together – can also be corrected with breast revision surgery. Breast implant size can also be made larger or smaller with revision surgery.
And, of course, ruptured or leaking implants can be replaced during breast revision surgery.
What is Capsular Contracture?
When any type of foreign object – including breast implants – is placed in the body, a “capsule” of fibrous scar tissue forms around it. While this is a normal biological process, in some cases, this layer of scar tissue may thicken and contract. This contracting may change the shape and feel of the breast, sometimes causing it to feel hard. The adhering of the scar tissue can also result in pulling and pain
Because of improvements in modern breast implant materials and technologies, capsular contracture is much less common today than it was previously. However, some women’s heredity makes them more prone to scarring than others. In some cases, capsular contracture can be prevented or treated with procedures such as massage or medications.
But in cases of advanced capsular contracture, breast revision surgery is typically required.
Top Birmingham, MI Breast Revision Surgeon
Top plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has provided breast revision surgery for thousands of patients across Oakland County and the greater Detroit area, including: Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Troy, Southfield, and more.
Because of his expertise, high standard of care, and exceptional results in even the most difficult cases, he is the surgeon that other physicians refer their patients to for breast revision surgery. With his years of expertise, caring demeanor and modern techniques, Dr. Ali can fix almost any breast implant problem, including: implant rupture, asymmetry, capsular contracture, implant size change, and more.
No matter what problems or issues you are having with your breast implants, board certified breast revision surgeon Dr. Ali will listen to your concerns and help you find the solution.