Breast implants are not meant to be permanent devices. They last, on average, about 10 to 20 years, with some lasting longer than that. Having them revised is important for ensuring they suit your body as it goes through changes associated with aging. However, sometimes, they must be revised sooner.
There are many reasons women may opt to have a breast implant revision, such as dissatisfaction with their results, complications, or they want to change the size or shape of their implants.
Discover the reasons people opt for breast implant revision surgery and if any apply to you.
#1: They’re Causing You Discomfort
If you’re experiencing pain in your chest from your implants, it may be a sign that they have ruptured or there is another serious issue. When a silicone implant leaks, it can cause other issues and should be repaired quickly.
However, your implants could be undamaged and still be causing you discomfort. In some cases, the implants have been poorly placed, causing them to feel uncomfortable when doing daily tasks.
No matter the reason, if your implants are bothering you, you may want to schedule a consultation for a breast implant revision. You can reposition your implants or change the size or shape to ensure they feel comfortable.
#2: The Implant Has Changed Shape
When your implant begins to change shape, it can feel uncomfortable or cause your breasts to look imbalanced or asymmetrical. While this poses no medical risks–unless they have ruptured–it can be an insecurity for some women. It can change shape due to shifting, rotating, or bottoming out.
#3: You Are Unhappy With the Shape or Size
While many doctors will do what they can to ensure you will be pleased with your results, with time, some patients may wish they had chosen a different shape or size.
You will likely have to wait at least one year after your breast augmentation to get a breast implant revision; however, if you are unhappy with the appearance of your implants, you may want to get a revision.
Schedule a Consultation
No matter the reason, ensuring you feel comfortable and confident in your body is important. That’s why Dr. Jessica Belzm, a board-certified plastic surgeon, can provide you with breast implant revision surgery to ensure you are happy with your results. Contact the office at (210) 497-7100 to schedule a consultation today.