While the majority of women are happy with their breast implants, sometimes breast augmentation revision becomes necessary. Our patients from Manhattan, Long Island, and beyond seek our advice for many different reasons. Perhaps you want to treat complications and change implant sizes or simply want to upgrade to a newer implant. Just as no two patients are exactly alike, your needs may be unique and specific.
While breast implants can work well for many decades, they also don’t last forever. Revision is a natural part of the process—and there is nothing to fear from the procedure.
One common reason patients turn to us for help is because they want to upgrade their implants. Our practice offers a wide variety of implant options, ranging from saline to silicone or teardrop to round. Modern implants come in various shapes, materials, and sizes, making the procedure easy to customize. An elective upgrade may be a good choice for you if your implants are getting older and you would like to try out new technology.
Fixing Previous Complications
Revision surgery isn’t just for upgrading implants. It can also be used to address the complications experienced after a previous breast augmentation. Capsular contracture, rippling, and other texture changes are occasional concerns. With revision surgery, these issues can be addressed, and a new or existing implant can be placed in a more flattering position.
One benefit of these kinds of adjustments is that they don’t require different incision locations. An experienced plastic surgeon can trace over your old incisions, making sure you avoid any new scars or markings.
Sometimes the reality of life with implants may be different than you’d thought. After years with a certain set of implants, you may have a better idea of the look you truly want. Implant trends have also dramatically changed over the last 10 to 15 years. While a more dramatic look was popular in decades past, many women now prefer a more subtle, natural-looking approach.
Overall, revision surgery can be used to address many different problems. It provides an opportunity to update your implants and customize your procedure—creating a new look you can enjoy for many more years to come.
Browse our before-and-after gallery to see examples from real patients at our practice. If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation revision in Manhattan or Long Island, request a consultation online.