5 Signs My Implants Need to Be Replaced

istock_000009518082_large-compressorMany New Jersey women considering breast implants often wonder if they will need a breast revision in the future. While it’s impossible to predict if you’ll need a breast revision before you even have implants placed, there are certain telltale signs that indicate a need for breast revision. Read on to find out which situations require a breast revision and the switching out of implants, then come to Dr. Comizio’s New Jersey offices prepared to talk to her about these situations and the likelihood that they’ll happen to you.

1.    Your Saline Implants Have Deflated.

If you’ve had saline implants in the past, there’s a chance that you’ll need a breast revision if one or both of your saline implants ever deflates. It’s easy to notice if you have a leak in your saline implant because the breast will visibly decrease in size. If this happens to you, you’ll need a breast revision surgery. You can replace your implants either with new saline implants or silicone implants, whichever you prefer.

2.    Your Silicone Gel Implant Has Ruptured.

While it’s easy to tell if your saline implant has leaked, it’s a little harder to determine if your silicone implant has ruptured. Ruptured silicone implants still generally look and feel the same. This is because the vast majority of time, any ruptured silicone will be contained by the scar tissue or capsule that has formed around the implant. And because silicone usually doesn’t travel elsewhere in the body, it’s hard to tell if a silicone implant has leaked. For this reason, the FDA recommends that all silicone breast implant patients get an MRI of the breast every 3 years to check for silicone implant leaks. Unfortunately, insurance does not cover that test. If your silicone implant has ruptured, it’s time for a breast revision.

3.    You’ve Developed Capsule Contracture.

Capsule contracture is when scar tissues forms around the breast implant and hardens, changes position or changes shape. New Jersey women who develop capsule contracture in one or both of their breasts often require a breast revision to switch out implants and fix the breast implant pocket.

4.    Your Breasts Are Asymmetrical or Deformed.

Unfortunately, not all breast augmentation procedures yield awesome results. Sometimes, even after a plastic surgeon’s best attempts to give you the breasts that you desire, your results will turn out less than you had hoped for. If you have had a breast augmentation in the past and you are unhappy with the results, especially if your breasts look asymmetrical or deformed, call New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Comizio for a breast revision consultation, to see if additional surgery is advisable.

5.    You Want to Change Your Implant Size

Sometimes, women change their minds. And that’s okay. Sometimes after a breast augmentation surgery, a New Jersey woman wishes she had gone with a bigger implant, other times, she feels like she went too big. If you’ve had breast augmentation surgery in the past and your unhappy with your implant size, New Jersey plastic surgery Dr. Comizio can help you choose the right sized implant and perform a breast implant surgery.

I’m Considering a Breast Revision. What Do I Do Next?

If you’ve already had a breast augmentation surgery but think it’s time for a breast revision, contact New Jersey board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Comizio at (973) 775-9248 for a consultation.