As a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in revisional breast augmentation in Temecula, I am well aware of the many complications which may create a need for secondary surgery. When I perform breast augmentation revision on women who have undergone surgery elsewhere, it is often for one of the following reasons:
- Capsular contracture – This tightening of scar tissue around the implant can cause the breast to feel firm or hard, and may even be painful. In many cases, the scar tissue squeezes the implant, causing the breast to appear distorted and unnatural.
- Implant displacement – Breast implants can shift after placement. If displacement is minor, it may not be an issue. If they have moved noticeably, the breasts may present with abnormal contours that need correction.
- Implant deflation/rupture – While durable and proven to last many, many years, sometimes trauma to the breast or damage to the implant can cause rupture or deflation. A “silent rupture” shows no outward signs and requires an MRI to diagnose. Other instances may produce an abnormal appearance or discomfort (symptomatic rupture).
In addition, some women wish to increase or decrease the size of their implants, or to correct changes that have occurred as a natural part of the aging process. Fortunately, breast augmentation revision provides women with an effective solution for regaining ideal breasts.