Breast surgery revision, or the correction of a previous breast surgery, has become a more common cosmetic surgery procedure in the past 5 years. There are several reasons for this trend, including changes in patient preferences, advancements in surgical techniques, and the increasing popularity of breast augmentation procedures.
What’s Behind the Trend
Here are the top 3 reasons why breast surgery revision is becoming a more common cosmetic surgery procedure.
- Changes in patient preferences: Women who had breast augmentation 10, 15 or 20 years ago may no longer like how their breasts look. For starters, smaller breast sizes are in. In addition, modern breast implant types offer a more natural feel and more options for breast shape. Breast surgery revision allows patients to address these changes and achieve the look they desire.
- Aging and weight changes: As the body ages and changes, the breasts can also change in shape and size. This can be due to factors such as weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. Breast surgery revision can help to restore the shape and size of the breasts, helping women restore the look they previously enjoyed.
- Implant problems: Another common reason for breast surgery revision is implant-related problems, such as capsular contracture, implant rupture, and rippling. These issues can cause discomfort, pain, and affect the appearance of the breasts. Breast surgery revision can help to address these problems and restore the appearance of the breasts.
Improvements in Breast Surgery Revision
Advances in surgical techniques have made it possible for plastic surgeons to perform more precise and effective revision surgery. For example, new techniques for implant placement and removing scar tissue have greatly improved the results possible when an issue with one or both implants has prompted the revision work.
As with any plastic surgery procedure, it is essential to choose a surgeon who has experience specifically in breast revision surgery. Just because a surgeon performs primary (initial) breast augmentation, it does not mean that they are skilled enough to perform a revision procedure. Revision plastic surgery is in almost all cases much more complex than an initial breast augmentation.
Breast surgery revision is becoming a more common cosmetic surgery procedure largely because of changes in patient preferences and advancements in surgical techniques that make the quality of the results much better. If you aren’t happy with your look following breast augmentation surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kolder to learn more about your revision surgery options.