Breast augmentation, or enlargement with implants, is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures in the United States. Sometimes, even with the proper surgical technique and despite their 1% failure rate, an implant can rupture or need to be replaced for other reasons. Patients who have invested their time, money and energy into a procedure often arrive with a fair amount of frustration and anguish due to an unexpected and disappointing outcome. Because of Dr. Houser’s years of experience providing complicated breast reconstructions and augmentations, breast implant patients can rely on him for a sensitive, honest, and intelligent approach to their corrective surgery.
Am I a good candidate for implant revision/removal?
Implant revisions and removals are made for a variety of reasons. Below is a list of common conditions that bring women in for a corrective procedure:
- Treatment of capsular contracture—a rare but damaging effect made by internal scar tissue that is pulling at the implant, creating an externally visible, hard or misshapen area
- Replacement of a ruptured silicone gel implant
- Replacement of a deflated saline-filled implant
- Correction of asymmetry
- Desire to increase or decrease implant size
- Replacement of saline implants with silicone implants
- Correction of breast ptosis (sagging)
- Correction of an implant that has “bottomed out”
- Reshaping of the breasts (more fullness, less fullness)
- A desire to no longer have implants
If any of these or another condition has left you wondering about a revision or removal of your implants, call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Houser. He will take a careful medical history, listen to your experience and your desired changes, and speak honestly about your most realistic and safest options. As with most surgeries provided by Dr. Houser, patients should be at a non-fluctuating weight, generally healthy, and able to talk about any future pregnancy plans as all these things can impact the results of your procedure.
Because his office is an accredited surgical suite, Dr. Houser performs most surgeries on-site in the same beautiful location where your previous appointments have taken place. Twilight sedation is the most common anesthesia because it offers a faster and gentler recovery with less postoperative nausea and vomiting. Your recovery time will vary depending on the type and number of corrective procedures you obtain.
Don’t pass on the chance for a consultation. For most women, renewed satisfaction with their breasts is possible. Call Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus today. Your confidence and quality of life is worth it!