When to Consider Breast Revision Surgery

Friday October 28, 2016 | Breast Revision

when to consider breast surgery in floridaBreast augmentation continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 279,143 breast augmentations were performed last year alone. The popularity of this procedure has created a rapid rise in surgeons who specialize in the latest techniques for implant placement and who choose the most advanced technology for increased patient safety. Even with all these innovations, breast revision surgery continues to be commonly performed. Why could this be?

Size Matters

Many women are dissatisfied with the size of their implants after surgery; some may wish they had chosen a larger size. This regret can be prevented by having a thorough consultation with the surgeon before breast augmentation surgery. After an evaluation of a patient’s goals and physical anatomy, Dr. Lickstein can show his patients a visual of the size options available and can provide ideas that help them “test out” their ideal implant size before their procedure.

So Much Can Change in 10 Years

Statistics show that 10 years after breast augmentation, many women choose to have revision of their breast surgery. Often, a woman’s body may change over that period, her preferences may change, and she may wish to consider a change. The round and large implants she first chose may no longer “fit” with her lifestyle, personality, or age. Her skin may also have gotten thinner over time, which may cause sagging and increase the desire for a revision. The implants may have descended or shifted. Successful revision requires a surgeon with experience, an artistic sense, and the technical skill required for the procedure.

Complications Can Arise

While breast augmentation is a safe procedure, it is still a surgical procedure that involves unpredictable or uncontrollable factors, and complications can arise. Dr. Lickstein bases his surgical decisions on many factors, including whether the patient has thin skin, a paucity of breast tissue, or a narrow chest width, to help minimize complications while providing ideal results.
Dr. Lickstein is very experienced in performing both primary and secondary breast augmentation as well as mastopexy and implant malposition correction. He has the knowledge necessary to help you reach your cosmetic goals. To schedule your consultation, please call (561) 571-4000 or fill out our online contact formtoday.