It can be a very difficult and emotionally charged time for a woman in need of a breast augmentation revision procedure. She finds herself in a situation where she is forced to deal with disappointment in the quality of her breast augmentation while also faced with the additional financial costs, the extra pain and recovery time, and further worry over potential complications resulting from having to undergo a second surgical procedure.
An augmentation revision can also be challenging for the surgeon because of possible damage or scarring to the breast tissue from the first procedure, and because the first augmentation procedure may have modified the breast tissue in ways that make it more difficult to safely access. Also, the more invasive we are with our bodies, the more they fight back against the invasion. All of this adds up to a much higher level of difficulty, and higher risk of complications.
To minimize the risk of serious complications, and improve the chances of satisfactory results it is important that your doctor perform extensive preoperative planning. She will need to examine your current physical situation, as well as the records from your previous augmentation. The revision procedure is even more complicated for women with very thin frames with particularly large implants. They have likely experienced significant stretching of breast tissue and muscle.
If your breast augmentation didn’t go as well as you’d hoped the first time, careful planning and consultation with your doctor will make sure it goes smoothly the second time.