Capsular contracture is when excess scar tissue forms around the breast implant, causing pain and hardness of the breast. The breast may appear noticeably deformed. Breast revision surgery will replace the implant in the affected breast and remove the hardened scar tissue.
If the integrity of a breast implant shell is compromised, the implant will rupture or deflate. Surgical removal and replacement of the implant is necessary, along with removal of any loose silicone.
Double Bubble Deformity
Double bubble deformity is when a ridge of breast tissue appears at the bottom of the breast. The result is that the breast appears to rest on top of the implant, forming what appears as two bubbles. Breast revision surgery will move the implant to a more favorable position and adjust the breast tissues to prevent this complication from recurring.
Unsatisfactory results after breast augmentation may prompt some women to pursue implant exchange. Implant exchange can replace existing implants with implants that are a smaller size, larger size, different shape, or entirely different type.
Bottoming out is when the implants are placed either too low or too lateral in relation to the position of the nipple. The result is that the implants appear to plummet below the breast crease. Corrective surgery will tighten the tissues on the underside of the breasts and improve the placement of the implants. This can also result from the skin envelope not being able to support the implant.
Some women may require or desire permanent removal of the breast implants. Breast revision surgery can remove the implants and adjust the breast tissues to create the best aesthetic results after an implant explant.
Lift and Reduction Revision
While most breast revision surgeries are performed after breast augmentation, some may be performed after a breast lift or breast reduction. Breast revision surgery can correct relaxation of the tissues and produce better aesthetic results.