So you wish you were "a little bigger". A patient may desire larger implants after their initial surgery. Often times, the existing implants may be removed and replaced with larger implants. Fortunately, the recovery course is usually much faster the second time around. Other reasons for removing and replacing implants include implant deflation or rupture, visible rippling of the implants and capsular contracture (hardening of the implants).
You Are Choosing To Replace Your Breast Implants
If you want to replace your breast implants because "you did not go big enough the first time," you are not alone. The current position of your exisiting breast implant, your desired breast size along with your natural breast tissue are all factors to consider when trying to determine the type and size of implant that will help you reach your goals.
A breast that has been augmented with an implant can sag due to changes in the breast tissue such as weight changes, pregnancy or age. Revising breast implant size and shape can offer improvement. Sometimes the addition of breast lift techniques may be needed to reshape sagging breast tissue.
Your Surgeon Recommended Implant Replacement
It is always important to regularly visit your plastic surgeon to assess the condition of your breast implants. You may be advised by Dr. Case to replace an implant that has deflated, is leaking or whose shell shows signs of fracture or other weakness. Sometimes is may be necessary to replace only one implant. This may also be an opportunity or you may be advised to consider a change in breast size or shape to maintain proportion between the breast and body.
Scheduling Your Removal and Replacement of Breast Implants
Please call Profiles Cosmetic Surgery in Tucson at (520) 888-4540 for more information on removal and replacement of breast implants or to schedule a consultation.
Patient results may vary