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September 6, 2009

Breast Implant Revision Surgery

Posted by Dr. Perry in Breast Augmentation Revision

Choosing the right size breast implant can be tricky, especially when considering life circumstances and clothing styles change over time. For some the first choice of implant is too small while for others the augmentation creates breasts that become too large over time. Breast implant exchange is something to consider in either situation. For those of you whom wish to return to smaller breasts, however not as small as they were originally a reduction exchange may be the right choice for you. While for those that feel the breast need to be just a bit bigger increasing the breast implant size may be more appropriate. When considering exchanging implants in Roseville, Folsom, Yuba City, Modesto, Sacramento, El Dorado Hills, Stockton or Davis, Chrysalis Cosmetics and Dr Charles Perry are ready to help answer your questions.

Breast implant exchange can help you achieve the look you desire – whether it be a smaller more slender figure or more voluptuous. Life and your body change over time while your breast implants remain static. In some cases your breast will grow as the skin loosens and stretches while in other situations thy shrink as the breast itself becomes stretched and thinned over the implant and involution occurs. This can create an imbalance in your bodies’ aesthetic harmony, especially with weight loss or following pregnancy. Many women find smaller breasts allow a wider range of clothes and in some cases an easier time finding clothes that fit their body. While some find that firmer breasts slightly larger are more desirable.

Breast augmentation may require a revision surgery involving implant exchange

Breast augmentation may require a revision surgery involving implant exchange

Breast Augmntation Revision Surgery May Be Required

Breast Augmntation Revision Surgery May Be Required

The breast implant exchange procedure is often done using the previous incision and is usually performed in less than an hour. Occasionally a small lift or internal tightening is required in order to tighten or lift the breast to avoid sagging when going with a different size of breast implant. Occasionally the breast implant is removed completely and may require a drain to be placed for a few days. Certainly you have many choices and options to discuss with your board certified plastic surgeon Dr Charles Perry at Chrysalis Cosmetics in Sacramento. It is important to make informed decisions when considering breast implant exchange especially when considering going to a smaller size. This requires more technical skill and presents more challenges than when going with a larger breast implant. At Chrysalis Cosmetics we will help you make the right choice for your individual needs. Other options to consider are a staged procedure with removal of the current implant in lieu of exchange. This can then be followed by breast augmentation after a small convalescence allowing your tissues to relax and perhaps allowing you more time to consider which size to choose. At Chrysalis Cosmetics serving Folsom, Roseville, Modesto, Stockton and beyond we use a three dimensional imaging software system (Axis Three) that allows you to get an idea of what each size implant will look like on your specific body. Breast augmentation and Implant exchange procedures are very common with the vast majority of women being very happy with their decisions!

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