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What to Know Before Breast Revision

While the vast majority of breast augmentation patients are happy with their enhancement and maintain beautiful results well into the future, some women seek out a secondary procedure to resolve complications that have arisen with their implants. Patients treated by another plastic surgeon may also pursue breast revision at The Aesthetic Surgery Centre because they didn’t achieve their original cosmetic goals. In any case, there are a few pieces of information to know before your breast revision that can give you an idea of what to expect from your upcoming procedure. 

A Breast Lift May Be Necessary

If you wish to remove your breast implants without replacing them, your natural breasts may not look the same as before your breast augmentation. Years of implant placement will likely have stretched the breast skin, often inhibiting your breasts from contracting to their original shape. Therefore, a breast lift may be incorporated into your breast revision treatment plan to resolve sag and restore your breast contours. 

Symmetry Is Key

It’s important to remember that any improvements made to one breast may require surgical work on the other. For example, if one side of the chest exhibits palpable implant edges, refinements may also be made to the opposite breast to achieve a harmonious contour. This balance is essential to attaining an aesthetic and natural-looking outcome. 

Implant Imaging May Be Required Before Surgery

An MRI can help detect malposition or anomalies with your breast implants, often giving our board-certified plastic surgeon a better idea of how to achieve your goals. This is especially true with silicone implants, as there are often no visual indications of a potential tear or rupture. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani will discuss this with you in further detail during your consultation. 

If you would like to exchange your breast implants or generally improve your augmentation results, please contact The Aesthetic Surgery Centre today for more information.