Breast Revision Surgery: Addressing Implant Rippling and Other Common Concerns
August 28, 2017
There are different scenarios in which a woman may choose to have her breast implants removed or replaced. Here we discuss some of the many potential components of breast revision surgery.
Accordingly to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 98% percent of women who have undergone breast augmentation surgery say the results met or exceeded their expectations.
However, due to postoperative factors such as physical activity and scar tissue, these procedures are not entirely predictable.
If the results of a breast enhancement procedure are unsatisfactory, or if the results are compromised by an implant rupture, rippling or other unfortunate occurrence, non-surgical methods are usually ineffective. In these cases breast implant revision or replacement may be necessary.
When it comes to breast revisions, a distinction should be made between necessary and desired.
“Breast implant revision or replacement is really only necessary if a woman is having a problem with her breast implants,” says Constance Chen, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon based in New York City. According to Chen the most common problems are capsular contracture, infection and rupture.
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