Ideally, every breast surgery would produce the desired outcomes with no complications. However, a reality of surgery is there is always the risk of complications, even when the surgeon performs a textbook-perfect procedure using excellent technique. On the rare occasion that a breast surgery complication does arise — for example, an implant ripples or capsular… Read More
Breast implants are not intended to be lifetime devices. The manufacturers of breast implants caution that they may need to be replaced within 10 to 15 years of the initial procedure. With this in mind, it is important for breast augmentation patients to understand that they might need to undergo revision breast enhancement surgery at… Read More
No one can completely stop the natural aging process. Eventually, factors including hereditary traits and the effect of gravity will take a toll on your body overall and on your breasts in particular. However, there are certain steps you can take — and certain habits you should avoid — to postpone visible signs of aging… Read More
Breast implant surgery is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the U.S. today, and as a result of the wealth of experience that has developed surrounding it, it’s also one of the most successful. While some patients may achieve a successful resolution through traditional revision surgery, others can benefit substantially from the incorporation of acellularized dermal matrix (ADM) as part of their procedure. (You can read more about ADM in a recent blog post here.) ADM has been used for years in post-mastectomy reconstructive breast surgery patients to help heal tissue damage and strengthen and stabilize weak or thinned tissues. Based on the excellent results achieved in those patients, cosmetic surgeons have recently begun using the meshlike material in implant revision surgery to achieve more aesthetically pleasing, longer-lasting results in patients experiencing post-implant issues including:
Multiple studies have shown that breast augmentation not only helps how a woman feels about her appearance, but also increases self-esteem and self-confidence in her life overall. But while breast augmentation is a viable option for many women, those with thin skin or weak underlying tissue may not be good candidates for the procedure. When tissues are thin or weak, they may be unable to support the weight of the implants, causing them to sag prematurely and leaving women with a less than desirable result.
Nothing is made to last forever, including breast implants. In the past, health officials and surgeons recommended replacing implants after 10 years, as it was found that older silicone implants tended to leak after a decade. But, advancements in technology mean that silicone implants are less likely to leak or rupture and can last a patient much longer than 10 years.
Ruptures aren’t the only reason why a woman would want to undergo a breast revision, though. Changes to the body due to aging, lifestyle habits and pregnancy can mean that a set of implants no longer fit a woman. A woman might also change her mind and want a set of implants that are smaller or larger.
While plastic surgery can enhance your appearance, it doesn’t stop time or prevent any changes from happening to your body. It also doesn’t keep you from changing your mind further down the road. If you’ve received breast implants in the past, you might be considering a breast revision procedure today. The procedure adjusts the original implants. Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Ary Krau performs breast revision surgeries for a number of reasons.