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When to Consider Revision Breast Augmentation

Breast Revison Houston

Breast revision surgery can often be an excellent option for women who are not satisfied with the results of a previous breast augmentation, as well as for those whose aesthetic goals and/or desires have changed since their initial breast enhancement procedure. Some of the most common reasons to consider revision breast augmentation include:

  • If you are experiencing capsular contracture, which is caused by a thickening of scar tissue around the breast implant(s).
  • If one (or both) of your breast implants has ruptured due to the age of the implant or an accident.
  • If you have visible asymmetries in the breasts.
  • If one or both breast implants have dropped below the breast crease – a condition commonly known as “bottoming out.”
  • If you are experiencing symmastia, a condition in which implants merge and eliminate cleavage.
  • If you desire larger or smaller breast implants than you currently have.
  • If you wish to exchange your breast implants from saline to silicone (or vice versa).
  • If you feel the shape of your breasts appears unnatural.

Regardless of why you are seeking breast revision surgery, it is imperative to seek the expertise of a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in this procedure, as revision augmentation is often complex and requires an extremely meticulous approach. One of the many “hats” I wear is that of a breast revision specialist. As such, I offer some of the latest breast revision methods available, including neo pocket revision with form-stable cohesive silicone gel breast implants and acellular dermal matrix (ADM) with Strattice dermal grafting techniques. Strattice ADM can be an excellent tool to help internally support the breast implant, prevent implant malpositions, prevent palpable wrinkling or rippling, and prevent capsular contraction. Using these innovative procedures, I have been able to achieve exceptionally natural-looking results for my patients while helping to reduce the risk of future complications, such as recurrent capsular contraction.

Dr. James F. Boynton, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon