A revision breast lift has the potential to correct sagging breasts. It can help individuals who’ve undergone breast augmentation and didn’t get the result that they wanted. After the original procedure, it’s not uncommon for breasts to start sagging, and as you can imagine, this isn’t the best appearance to have.
The revision breast lift procedure can be used to change the type or size of implants. It can also correct any complications that you’re experiencing after your original breast procedure. If your saline breast implants have deflated, then you could be a good candidate. You might also be a good candidate if an X-ray has revealed a leak in your implant’s shell.
You might even have implants that have shifted and no longer look good. An ideal candidate could be facing any of these problems. If you’re thinking about undergoing the procedure, you should be a non-smoker and have good health.
The Need for Revision Breast Lifts
It’s not very common for a person to desire revision breast surgery after the initial procedure, but it can happen, and there are several reasons why you might be interested in this procedure. Some patients desire to have changes made one year after augmentation, and others end up waiting several years to have something done. The main purpose of a revision breast lift is to tighten or lift the breasts.
Most breast procedures are successful, but over time, the breasts can begin to stretch and sag. Depending on the different variables involved, it might take anywhere from six to 12 months before complications arise.
Although the sagging is almost never as bad as it was before the original breast lift, it can be annoying enough to seek a revision breast lift. In most cases, the breast revision is performed using the original scars, and it’s almost like performing a second breast lift. However, depending on your specific needs, the procedure could be much less extensive, and we might only need to use a portion of the scar tissue from your original breast lift.
Reasons to Consider Breast Revision Surgery
There are several reasons why you might want to consider this procedure. If your breasts have started to bottom out, this could be a great reason to get a breast revision. This problem occurs when the implants inside of your breasts have dropped considerably, which makes the implants look too low.
When this problem occurs, it can also make the nipples look too high. Capsular contracture is another reason to consider getting a breast revision. A few other problems that can be corrected with a revision breast lift are rippling, ruptured implants and implant downsizing.
If you’re considering this procedure, talk to Dr. Hanemann at Hanemann Plastic Surgery in Baton Rouge. He can tailor your procedure to meet your specific needs. Contact us today to schedule your consultation for a revision breast lift.