Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, and it results are easily noticed. While breast implants are safe and last for a long time, it is likely that they will need to be replaced at some point in a woman’s lifetime.

According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the most common reasons for breast revision surgery include:

  • Implants have shifted in position
  • Natural breast tissue has changed in shape due to weight change or breastfeeding
  • Patient decides to change breast size
  • Saline implant deflation
  • Silicone implant with a shell leak
  • Tightening of scar tissue around original implant.

If you think that it may be time for breast revision, you should first consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon. During your consultation, you will be asked about what you would like to change about your breasts and how you will expect them to look after surgery.

With your permission, your current surgeon may obtain your medical records from your previous provider in order to determine what can be realistically achieved. When developing your surgery plan he or she will not just consider the size and shape of your breasts, but also the quality of your skin, the position of your nipples and the condition of your current breast implants.

In addition to having your implants replaced, your surgeon may also recommend that you have a breast lift, especially if they are sagging. If you plan on losing or gaining weight in the near future, your physician may decide to postpone the procedure until you are in a comfortable place.

If you are interested in learning more about your breast surgery options, don’t hesitate to reach out to The Lett Center today.