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What You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation Revisions

What You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation Revisions

Breast augmentation is not just a one-time procedure, but a journey. While breast augmentation can enhance your confidence and appearance, it’s essential to be informed about the importance of breast augmentation revision. Let’s take a moment to understand a few of the most common reasons why revision might be necessary, and why Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists’ Dr. Walter Bernacki is the trusted expert for breast augmentation revision in Columbus.

Breast augmentation revision may be necessary for various reasons, including:

  • Preventive Replacement: After many years, it’s possible for certain types of implants to wear and become damaged. Preventatively replacing an older breast implant will mitigate your risk of experiencing ruptured or deflated implants.
  • Implant Rupture or Deflation: While modern implants are durable, they are not immune to rupture or deflation over time. Revision surgery removes and replaces the damaged implant, restoring the desired breast shape and size.
  • Capsular Contracture: This occurs when scar tissue forms around the implant, causing the breast to feel firm and possibly painful. Revision surgery can address this issue by removing the scar tissue and replacing the implant if needed.
  • Changes in Personal Preferences: Over time, your aesthetic preferences or lifestyle may change, leading to a desire for a different implant size or shape. Revision surgery allows you to achieve your desired look.
  • Natural Aging and Changes in Breast Tissue: As you age, your breasts may undergo changes in shape and volume due to factors such as weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. Revision surgery can address these changes and maintain a youthful appearance.
  • Unsatisfactory Initial Results: In some cases, the results of the initial breast augmentation may not meet your expectations. Revision surgery offers an opportunity to correct any asymmetry, unevenness, or dissatisfaction with the implant placement.

The Lifespan of Breast Implants

The lifespan of breast implants can vary depending on factors such as the type of implant, lifestyle, and individual biology. While breast implants are not considered lifetime devices, they are designed to be long-lasting. Saline implants typically last around 10-15 years, while silicone implants may last longer, with some manufacturers offering warranties for up to 25 years. This is why Dr. Bernacki is very selective about the implants he recommends for his patients. The choice of implant is an important decision on your journey.

As breast implants approach the end of their lifespan, considering breast augmentation revision becomes increasingly important. While some individuals may choose to replace their implants solely for aesthetic reasons or to address changes in personal preferences, it’s crucial to consider the potential risks associated with aging implants. Over time, the structural integrity of breast implants may deteriorate, increasing the risk of rupture, leakage, or other complications. Revision surgery offers an opportunity to replace aging implants with newer, more advanced options, ensuring the continued safety and longevity of your breast augmentation results.

It is essential to monitor your implants regularly and undergo routine check-ups with your plastic surgeon to ensure their integrity and detect any potential issues. Dr. Bernacki emphasizes the importance of patient education and thorough follow-up care to maximize the longevity and safety of breast implants.

Choosing The Best Surgeon for Breast Augmentation Revision

Dr. Walter Bernacki is a distinguished board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in breast augmentation revision and other breast-related surgeries. Here’s why he’s a trusted expert in the field:

  • Expertise and Experience: Dr. Bernacki has undergone rigorous training and has years of experience performing breast augmentation revision surgeries. His expertise allows him to tailor each procedure to the unique needs and goals of his patients, achieving natural-looking and satisfying results.
  • Commitment to Patient Safety: Patient safety is Dr. Bernacki’s top priority. He adheres to the highest standards of care and uses advanced surgical techniques to minimize risks and complications associated with breast augmentation revision surgery. With our state-of-the-art offices in Gahanna, Dr. Bernacki is equipped to offer the safest and most comfortable experience possible for our patients.
  • Personalized Approach: Dr. Bernacki understands that every patient is unique, and he takes the time to listen to their concerns and goals. He works closely with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan that delivers optimal outcomes and enhances their confidence and quality of life.
  • Compassionate Care: Beyond his surgical skills, Dr. Bernacki is known for his compassionate bedside manner and genuine concern for his patients’ well-being. He provides comprehensive support and guidance throughout the entire surgical journey, ensuring a positive experience from consultation to post-operative care and recovery.

Breast augmentation revision is a specialized procedure that requires the expertise of a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Walter Bernacki. Whether you’re seeking to address complications from a previous surgery or enhance your results, Dr. Bernacki and the team at Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists are here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards achieving your aesthetic goals with confidence and peace of mind.