Should I Have My Breast Implants Removed or Replaced?

depositphotos_4806844_original-compressorSome New Jersey women undergo breast augmentation surgery, only to be unhappy with their results. Perhaps they realized that they chose implants that were too big, and feel unnatural on their frame. Or perhaps their implants are asymmetrical. Still, in other cases, breast augmentation surgery was successful, but natural causes such as pregnancy, breastfeeding and gravity change the look of breast implants, causing New Jersey women to no longer feel satisfied with their breasts. If you’ve had breast augmentation surgery in the past and are no longer happy with your implants, you may be considering a breast revision surgery by a New Jersey plastic surgeon. But many women considering breast revision surgery may be undecided about whether or not they should have their implants removed entirely, or just replaced. Read on as New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Comizio discusses both options, to help you decide the right decision for you.

What is Breast Revision Surgery?

Breast revision surgery is when a New Jersey woman who has previously had a breast augmentation undergoes a second procedure to have her implants either replaced or removed. Breast revision is not uncommon, as breast implants are a medical device and are prone to problems the longer they are in place.

Should I Remove or Replace My Breast Implants?

Most plastic surgeons, like New Jersey’s Dr. Comizio, will recommend that if you are undergoing breast revision surgery, you have your implants replaced. This is because implants stretch out the breast tissue and can cause the breasts to appear deflated once they are removed.

Still, some New Jersey women may decide that when undergoing a breast revision surgery, they do not want to replace their implants and instead want them removed altogether. It is possible that there is enough breast tissue that no implants are needed to achieve an acceptable cup size. Sometimes a breast lift or mastopexy is performed as well. It is a very personal decision. If you know you need a breast revision but are unsure if you should have your implants replaced or removed, talk to Dr. Comizio about your thoughts, feelings, and the options. She will be happy to guide you through the process of both procedures.

What is the Recovery Time for Breast Revision Surgery?

Most New Jersey women will find that they need about two weeks recovery time for breast revision surgery. This is to ensure proper healing of the breasts and that the stitches do not rupture. After two weeks, most New Jersey women can resume their normal, light activities, although rigorous exercise must be delayed for several more weeks.

What Type of Results Can I Expect from a Breast Revision Surgery?

If you had large implants in the past and have either gone to smaller implants or had your implants removed altogether, your breasts may look saggy and deflated after a breast revision. A skilled New Jersey plastic surgeon like Dr. Comizio can remedy this by performing a breast lift at the same time as the breast revision surgery, removing excess skin and giving you a more natural looking contour.

I’m Ready to Talk to Dr. Comizio About Breast Revision Surgery.

If you’re a New Jersey woman, and you are ready to consider breast revision surgery, the best thing you can do for yourself is to talk to Dr. Comizio in person. Call her today to schedule a consultation at (973) 775-9248.