After committing to breast augmentation, it can be a little bit discouraging to realize that your enhancement didn’t quite turn out the way you expected. Luckily, implant revision offers a variety of solutions to breast implant complications. Here are four signs that your implants may need a repeat visit to a plastic surgeon.
The aging and healing process after augmentation may not proceed at the same pace for both breasts. As a result, the course of recovery and passage of time can sometimes lead to asymmetrical sagging or drooping. Implant revision, with or without a breast lift, can often drastically improve the appearance of asymmetry in the breasts.
2. Bottoming Out
When implants bottom out by falling below the inframammary fold, you may experience the appearance of a “double bubble.” Repairing the breast pocket to better accommodate the placement of your implants may successfully resolve this complication.
3. Capsular Contracture
Capsular contracture is one of the most common reasons for seeking implant revision. Contracture occurs when the natural formation of scar tissue proceeds beyond expected levels and leaves augmented breasts overly firm and painful to touch. Contracture can also result in asymmetry or distortion. During revision, the removal of scar tissue can return the breasts to a more natural and painless state.
Synmastia, colloquially known as “uniboob,” is another condition that arises from atrophy or stress of the breast pocket. Synmastia is characterized by breasts that appear unnaturally close together, caused by implants migrating toward the center of the chest. Similar to bottoming out, synmastia can be resolved through repair of the breast pocket during revision.