For women who are unhappy with their figure, breast augmentation can undoubtedly give them a new look they’ll enjoy with for years to come. However, some women may eventually feel that their breasts could use an update; breast implant surgery revision offers a way to modify an original augmentation.
Change in Size or Profile
Most candidates for breast revision choose surgery simply because they’ve changed their mind regarding the size or profile of their implants. Determining an appropriate implant size is often the most difficult decision a woman makes before breast enlargement. It is typically difficult for patients to visualize how the breasts will ultimately look when deciding on a size before surgery, and even a minor misjudgment can leave patients dissatisfied with their results over time. In this case, a simple revision with a different implant size can give a patient an updated look that’s more in line with her aesthetic goals.
As time passes, women may choose breast revision surgery to achieve a more age-appropriate look. A woman in her 40s or 50s may no longer feel comfortable with the larger, high-profile implants she chose in her younger years. A revision surgery to replace those implants with smaller, lower-profile implants can make her feel more comfortable in her new stage in life.
The Aging Process
With age, the supportive tissue around the breasts will inevitably lose elasticity, and skin will lose firmness due to decreasing collagen levels as well. These factors (coupled with the effects of gravity) can cause a patient who was once very happy with her augmentation to consider breast surgery revision for an update. For most patients, any mild ptosis that may have developed since the original surgery can also be addressed during revision surgery.