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Breast Augmentation Revision
- Height: 5'3"
- Age: 38
- Gender: Female
- Ethnicity: Caucasian
- Weight: 139
Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery in Florida
What is the difference between breast augmentation and breast augmentation revision? Revision includes removing the current implants and replacing them with new.
Two things have happened over the last decade. Plastic surgery, particularly breast augmentation, has gained increasing social acceptability, and the number of physicians performing breast augmentation surgery has increased significantly.
Breast augmentation tops the lists of commonly performed aesthetic surgery every year.
While the first factor is important, the second factor is much more significant. The lucrative nature of the medical profession has in part seen a significant decline due to a multitude of factors. Physicians in specialties outside of plastic surgery, disillusioned by the reality of today’s medicine turn to cosmetic surgery in an attempt to compensate.
The most common reasons for corrective surgery caused by operative errors include a scar around the implant, known as a capsular contracture. There is also the issue of improperly placed implants. Your surgeon needs to understand the cause of a problem if it is to be fixed. Just as important, your surgeon needs to have a solid knowledge of the techniques required to effect a good repair.
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Why does capsular contracture happen?
Sometime it just does, but many times it is due to an avoidable cause. Bacterial contamination or even sub-clinical infection. Also excessive implant handling, placement over the muscle, traumatic surgical technique causing soft tissue damage, excessive bleeding, fluid collection, irradiation, or the use of irritating flush or pocket wash can lead to the capsule. A capsule is a scar that forms around the implant. It can have no consequence, or be thick and hard enough to make breast implants appear as though they were rocks.
When the patient is so distraught, doing nothing is not an option. The appearance of the breasts are distressing enough to limit daily activities. Although implant removal, with or without a lift, and so called “lipofilling” continue to be used, they are sub-optimal in terms of addressing appearance. Removing an implant will generally lead to a lot of lose skin. Breast augmentation revision is meant to increase the look of the breast by creating a fuller look.