Breast Revision in Gainesville, FL
Every breast augmentation or reconstruction surgery is wholly unique. Each woman’s breast shape and amount of breast tissue varies, and the type of procedure and implant can also vary greatly. That is why it’s important to Dr. Poser that each of his patients understands the risks and limitations, but also the incredible payoff, to breast revision surgery.
Reasons for Breast Revision
The breast augmentation revision procedure should not be taken lightly. At Poser Plastic Surgery Center, we believe in getting it right the first time so that our patients have the beautiful breasts they’ve always desired. Dr. Poser has an extensive discussion with each of his patients in order to determine the type, placement and size of implants in order to minimize the need for breast revision for aesthetics in the future. This means we want you to love your B-cup, C-cup, or D-cup breasts without regretting going with a smaller or larger implant.
Many women feel uncertain when choosing the size of their implant. It’s important to talk with Dr. Poser about what sizes will compliment your body type, but we also invite our patients to gain insight from friends and family with whom they feel comfortable speaking about the procedure. In order to make a educated decision, you may want to venture onto online forums where women share their experiences. Implant sizing is the often the one area of breast revision that can be avoided when reality meets your expectations.
Breast implant revision is performed on a case-by-case basis, so there is not a “one size fits all” technique. Some patients who are unhappy with their breast implant size results may be candidates for fat grafting, a technique where tissue is removed from one area of the body and inserted around the breast implant. This can increase breast size for some patients without needing to insert larger implants.
Sometimes breast implants shift under the tissue. When this happens, it is usually not painful, but it can result in oddly shaped, and uneven, breasts. Breast revision surgery can be performed to shift an implant back into place.
For some patients, inserting the breast implant under the chest muscle might be recommended to keep an implant secured. We often recommend this placement to women who do not have adequate breast tissue for a more natural look and to avoid shifting in the future.
This condition occurs when scar tissue forms around the breast implants and hardens, which can put pressure on the implant. Capsular contracture can result in breast implants becoming misshapen, which can cause pain and discomfort for the patient. Dr. Poser performs breast revision surgery in Gainesville, FL for patients who have experienced capsular contracture by removing and replacing the breast implant.
One of the most common downsides to breast implants is leaking or rupturing, usually due to an injury or fall. Ruptured or leaking breast implants do not pose a health risk, but in most cases, it will result in misshapen implants (deflation) and sagging of the skin and breast tissue. You may not feel pain or discomfort when a rupture occurs, but we urge you to contact our office quickly to avoid further complications.
Saline-filled breast implants will deflate more quickly than any other type of breast implant should a rupture occur. A patient’s body will absorb the saline solution, and there is no health risk if that happens. Silicone gel-filled implants will leak more slowly into the surrounding breast tissue, which can cause a slow deflation. The silicone gel also poses no health risk and will be absorbed into the surrounding tissue. Cohesive gel (gummy bear) implants will not leak if they experience trauma because they hold their shape, even when cut open. But if they do split open, they could become misshapen.
It’s always disappointing when breast augmentation or breast reconstruction is not done properly. Poor results can cause patients pain and anxiety, and we want to correct those procedures so that our patients are happy and confident. Dr. Poser is a leader correcting the results of breast implant augmentations and reconstructions performed by other plastic surgeons in Florida. If you are unhappy with your breast reconstruction or breast augmentation results, for any reason, no matter where you had the procedure performed, Dr. Poser is happy to arrange a consultation.
In order to correct poor results from previous breast procedures, the removal and replacement of breast implants is usually required. However, it may be possible to relocate breast tissue through a fat grafting process, to correct misshapen or exceedingly noticeable implants.
Poser Plastic Surgery Center
If you think you might be a candidate for breast revision surgery, contact us quickly for a consultation. We want all of our patients to feel confident with the results of their breast augmentation or breast reconstruction procedures. If you’re unhappy, for any reason, whether you dislike the size of your implants or a complication has occurred, trust Dr. Poser to perform your Gainesville breast revision procedure.