Breast Implant Revision (Part 2)

Posted October 06, 2009 in Breast Asymmetry, Breast Augmentation, Breast Augmentation Lift, Breast Implant Revision Surgery, Breast Lift (Mastopexy), Capsular Contracture, Home, Mommy Makeover, Videos

Whether you are considering breast enhancement, or already have breast implants, this video discusses the most frequent reasons why corrective surgery is needed and includes before and after pictures and live viewer questions.

This is part two of two from an episode of KRON 4’s Body Beautiful with Vicki Liviakis that aired last month. This video discusses Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery, including before and after pictures and viewer questions.

Specific examples are shown. The first patient (shown below) had breast augmentation in her twenties. Years later, she had children and was not happy with the changes in her breast resulting from pregnancy and breast feeding. Before and after breast augmentation revision surgery pictures are shown. In her case a breast implant exchange and breast lift and were performed to adjust for lost volume and improve the shape of the sagging breasts.

A different patient had breast implant bottoming out. In her case the implants had fallen below the inframammary fold leaving the nipples high and flattening out the normal curve beneath the breast. Corrective beast augmentation surgery included breast implant implant exchange to adjust the volume, and the inframammary fold was reconstructed internally to raise the implant and form a distinct curve beneath the breast.

The caller in this video had a question about ruptured silicone gel implants that were placed in the 1970’s. If any breast implant has ruptured, it needs to be removed. Most frequently, a ruptured breast implant is replaced at the same operation. Silicone gel implants in particular should be removed sooner than later. A ruptured silicone gel implant, over time, can cause increased scarring and hardening of the breasts, as the body tries to wall off the free gel. If not treated promptly, this type of scarring can lead to further problems than may not be correctable.

Silicone gel filled implants placed before 1985 seem to have a higher deflation rate than the new silicone breast implants. In fact, the outer shell of silicone breast implants has changed twice since the 70’s. The first change, in the mid 80’s, was to decrease the rupture rate. The second change, in the mid 90’s, was to reduce gel bleed (the ability of the silicone gel to leak through outer shell without a rupture). Both US FDA approved breast implant manufactures, Allergan and Mentor, offer lifetime replacement of their implants should they fail, and often provide financial support should this occur within ten years of your breast augmentation procedure. For details of the Mentor and Allergan (Natrelle) Breast Implant Warranties click on the manufactures names. It is best to get the information direct from the manufacturer; however, the Mentor site has been going through some changes, perhaps with the merger with Johnson & Johnson. If these links no longer work … Google is your friend.

Additional Breast Augmentation Revision Videos

Breast Implant Revision – Part 1

Breast Implant Revision – Part 2 (You are here.)

Breast Implant Revision – Part 3

Breast Implant Revision – Part 4

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