Reasons for Breast Implant Upgrades and Revision Breast Surgery

Breast Revision LVAcross the nation, breast augmentation is the most popular aesthetic enhancement surgery. This procedure is designed to enhance the volume and shape of the breasts and offers numerous other benefits. Occasionally, however, patients may be dissatisfied with the result of an operation performed by another plastic surgeon. In other cases, patients may later decide they want smaller or larger breast implants. These are just a few of the reasons people consider breast revision surgery. If you’re considering an implant upgrade, our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. W. Tracy Hankins, can determine if this treatment can help you achieve your cosmetic goals.

Some of the most common motivations for women who have revision breast augmentation surgery include:

  • Dissatisfaction with implant size or shape
  • Desire to switch from saline to silicone
  • Implant rippling or rupture
  • Capsular contracture
  • Asymmetry or unnatural implant position

Some people have the mistaken impression that breast revision typically occurs after a “botched” surgery or in the rare event that an implant ruptures. This is false. Many women are delighted with their implants for some time before determining they want implants that are larger or smaller, silicone rather than saline, or another modification to suit personal preferences. Whatever the reason you’re considering this procedure, Dr. Hankins will develop a customized treatment plan to optimize your outcome and provide you with the most beautiful, natural-looking results possible.

For more information about breast implant revision surgery, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hankins, please contact our office today. Our friendly and knowledgeable medical team will be happy to assist you.