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Charles A. Messa, III, MD, FACS

What to Expect With Secondary Breast Augmentation

Posted October 27, 2014 in Breast Augmentation, Secondary Breast Augmentation

A woman in a grew dress with her finger to her chin and looking up with a pondering expressionBreast augmentation is an extremely popular procedure and has provided countless women with larger and more shapely breasts. However, even at the hands of a skilled and experienced surgeon, complications can develop after the procedure that are out of anyone’s control. The implants may shift or become displaced (symmastia, bottoming out), the pocket created for the implant may tighten and squeeze the implant (capsular contracture), or the implant may break or tear (rupture). These complications often result in a displeasing breast appearance and need to be corrected with a revision procedure.

Secondary breast augmentation, also known as breast revision surgery, is a procedure performed to correct unsatisfactory results after breast augmentation. This is a very common procedure and can be performed to correct various problems following breast augmentation surgery. If the implant is damaged, it will be replaced with a new one. The breast pocket is generally adjusted and then sutured to hold the implant in its correct place.

Here is some helpful information regarding what to expect with secondary breast augmentation:

  • A breast lift may be combined with breast revision if necessary or desired.
  • This secondary procedure usually costs more than a primary breast augmentation.
  • Certain implant manufacturing companies offer warranties that include lifetime product replacement and limited financial assistance for revision surgery.
  • Your surgeon will need to know the surgical details of your first breast procedure.
  • In most cases, the incision location from your primary surgery will be used again.
  • Recovery will be similar to that of your primary surgery.

If you are considering primary or secondary breast augmentation, please call (954) 659-7760 or fill out our online contact form for more information. Dr. Charles Messa is ABPS Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and has the skill and experience to help you safely and effectively attain the breasts you desire.

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