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Breast Revision Surgery for Breast Implants

Posted December 2, 2015 in Breast Revision

For most women, breast augmentation is a smooth process with satisfying results and no adverse reactions. However, for some women, complications may occur with breast implants. Board-certified plastic surgeon Robert J. Spies, M.D. has performed thousands of cosmetic breast operations with a very low incidence of complications. Nonetheless, when complications do occur for some patients, Dr. Spies offers breast revision surgery as a solution.

What Is Breast Revision Surgery?

During a breast revision, Dr. Spies corrects problems that may have occurred after your initial breast augmentation. This operation may include removing your implants and replacing them if your are unhappy with the size of your breasts or the type of implant you presently have. Much like with breast augmentation, Dr. Spies performs breast revision surgery to improve the appearance and contour of the breasts. When complications occur after the initial surgery, breast revision can restore the breasts whether the complications occur soon after your initial breast augmentation or years later.

If you had a negative experience with a previous breast augmentation procedure performed by another surgeon and are interested in breast revision surgery with Dr. Spies, be sure to provide him with as much information as possible about your implants and your initial procedural experience. Armed with the necessary details, Dr. Spies can perform breast revision to successfully correct your breast implant complications.

What Complications Can a Breast Revision Correct?

Breast revision can correct complications following the initial breast augmentation. Although rare, some of the more common complications include the following:

  • Capsular contracture: Following breast augmentation, the body naturally forms a lining around each implant (a “capsule”). If that capsule contracts, it can squeeze the implant and cause pain and distortion of breast’s appearance.
  • Inflammation: Inflammation may occur as a negative healing response after surgery, causing chronic pain and prolonged discomfort.
  • Displacement: Displacement occurs when the breast implant shifts from the original position. This complication can occur due to poor healing, poor surgical technique, the weight of the implants, capsular contracture, or gravity.
  • Rippling: Breast implant rippling is characterized by wrinkles or folds in the implant that are visible beneath the skin. This may occur spontaneously and can be caused by issues such as oversized implants, underinflation of saline implants, subglandular implant placement, or limited breast tissue.
  • Rupture: Implant rupture may occur due to poor quality implants, improper placement, implant folding, capsular contracture, or simply the passage of time. Newer implants have a lower rupture rate.

If you experience any complications after your breast augmentation procedure, Dr. Spies can correct them with breast revision surgery.

Dr. Robert Spies is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has performed breast augmentation and breast revision surgery for many women. If you have experienced a complication following your initial breast augmentation, we encourage you to schedule your consultation with Dr. Spies. Contact our office at (480) 890-0600 or fill out our online contact form to book your appointment today.

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Dr. Spies is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and highly experienced in breast lift surgery for over 35 years. If interested in undergoing this procedure, please feel free to call 480-359-1019 to schedule a consultation.

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Robert J. Spies, M.D.
5410 N Scottsdale Rd C 100
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Tel: 480-359-1019