The decision to undergo cosmetic surgery can be a difficult one and not something to take lightly. Especially with relatively more invasive surgical procedures such as breast augmentation, knowing the results are more permanent may help the decision.
Although the results from breast augmentation surgery are considered permanent, there are several reasons why you might consider a revision surgery in the future.
One of the most common reasons is a change in body shape or overall weight, which can leave the breast implants looking disproportionate. The original implants are replaced with different sizes or materials in these cases. Although there will still be a recovery period after the surgery, this is generally much easier than after the original procedure, as your body has already adapted to implants.
In other cases, some women may choose to have the implants removed completely. This can lead to loose skin around the chest. However, modern surgical and incision techniques can reduce this appearance while minimizing the appearance of scars.
One of the most common concerns with breast augmentation surgery is how long the implants will last before degrading or rupturing. Modern implant materials and designs have led to much longer life spans. For many years, the general rule was replacement should be considered around or just after 10 years.
Saline implants, although much more durable, as susceptible to abrupt deflation if ruptured. The saline solution used is the same as in IV fluids and does not pose a health concern, though surgery is still required to replace the implant.
Modern silicone implants, on the other hand, tend to stay together, even when ruptured. This leads to a much longer lifespan, with some manufacturers of silicone implants offering lifetime warranties. Although this means less chance of needing replacement from age, you still may want to change the shape or size of the implants in the future.
Don’t let the thought of needing another surgery to keep you from achieving the look of your chest you want. Whether considering breast augmentation for the first time or looking to replace existing implants, call Gaines Plastic Surgery in Gainesville, FL, at 352-333-9600 or visit www.gainesvilleplastic.com to learn about options for breast implant revision surgery.