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Why Would You Consider a Breast Implant Revision

Posted On: December 07, 2021 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Breast Revision

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Woman wearing white bra with her fingers to her lipsWomen may choose to have a breast revision for many reasons, such as skin laxity, size, shape, pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or lifestyle changes. 

However, some patients experience complications associated with breast augmentation that are uncontrollable and require breast implant revision surgery. 

Below are a few common breast concerns addressed with revision

Bottoming Out: This occurs when breast implants move downward and become positioned too low on the chest wall.

There are several reasons why bottoming may occur. These include using implants that are too large for the patient’s body to support and lack of strength or support in the lower back, causing the implant to move down and out of the breast pocket.

Rippling: Here, the breast implant is visible on the sides, bottom, or cleavage. Also called implant wrinkling, this is caused by thin skin, a small amount of natural breast tissue, and subglandular placement.

Implant Rupture: when a tear or hole in the implant occurs. This can occur due to trauma, stress on the implant, or simply over time. 

Capsular Contracture: When scar tissue formation hardens and squeezes the implants. This condition causes discomfort and a distorted or asymmetric appearing breast.

Double Bubble: This occurs when the implants partially fall beneath the natural breast crease, creating two distinct breast mounds. This complication is often due to poor implant placement. 

If you are experiencing any of these post-op complications, please contact our office, and we can walk you through your options to improve and revitalize the look of your breast(s). 

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Linder or learn more about breast revision surgery, call our office at 310-275-4513 or fill out our online contact form today.