DO I NEED A SECONDARY COSMETIC BREAST SURGERY?
There are several reasons countless women undergo breast enhancement surgeries in order to increase their breasts’ size, reduce sagginess or add breasts after having them removed for medical purposes.
Whatever reasons they may have for undergoing breast enhancement, woman who have undergone breast reconstruction surgery may require a secondary cosmetic breast surgery at some point in their lives. If you’re contemplating a secondary breast surgery, there are several factors you need to consider first. After all, not all women who have undergone breast surgery may need a second surgery.
The following are considered factors that may make you a good candidate for a secondary breast surgery:
- Aesthetic Purposes
If you’re not satisfied with your breast implant size, position or shape, a secondary surgery can give you the desired results.
- Rupture or Deflation of Implants
Saline breast implants are prone to rupture and deflation. When this happens, the changes are instantly noticeable and may cause an uneven appearance in your chest area.
- Capsular Contracture
There are cases where the body’s immune system responds differently to breast implants, and can cause contraction or hardening of the scar tissues surrounding the implants. This often leads to breast deformities and/or discomfort.
- Unnatural Positions of Implants
Breast implants can shift, causing a malpositioning of the implants. This can make the breasts look less natural, and only a secondary cosmetic breast surgery can fix it.
- Implant Rippling or Wrinkling
Some women develop rippling of their implants due to poor tissue coverage, poor choice of breast implant placement or overfilling/under filling of the implants. While some breast implant rippling is not visible unless you bend forward, the rippling can be felt in any position. No amount of massaging of the implants can fix that, so a secondary breast surgery is the best option in order to replace the rippled implants or to add more liquid to saline breast implants.
These are just some of the factors that may call for a secondary breast surgery. The best way to determine if a trip back to the OR is the right move for you is to consult with Dr. Evan Beale. He will evaluate your case thoroughly and determine the right treatment plan, so you can achieve the breast enhancement result you’ve always wanted.