At ROXY Plastic Surgery, we offer breast augmentation procedures to ensure you remain as happy with your new breasts as you were the day you got them.
The first reason for breast augmentation revision surgery, deflation, is rare. It occurs when a saline implant suddenly goes flat and is usually a result of an improperly inflated implant.
Saline implants naturally have ripples along the side that can rub against each other and thin out; by over inflating them, these ripples smooth out and prevent deflation. Replacement is very easy if you keep the same size implant, and many patients choose to switch for silicon implants during replacement for a more natural look.
The second reason for breast augmentation revision surgery is malposition. Implants can sometimes end up too high on the chest, usually as a result of exercising the pec muscles too soon after surgery. They can also fall down and to the side due to gravity.
The latter is usually a result of very stretchy skin, which is indicated by stretch marks. You may also find your implants dropping if they are too heavy. We can help you avoid a recurrence by inserting Strattice, an off-the-shelf acellular dermis that acts like an internal bra.
Finally, you may develop pronounced scar tissue after breast augmentation surgery, called capsular contracture. This leaves you with hard, sometimes painful lines that are noticeable to the touch.
Though surgeons don’t completely understand the cause yet, Dr. Grawe helps prevent it through pre-operative care meant to reduce bleeding and infection. We also now place implants below the muscle, as we find capsular contracture is more common when implants are placed in front of the muscle or just below the gland.