Breast Implant Correction Overview —
You may be looking for corrective surgery, specifically breast correction for implant problems due to displaced or ruptured implants, or a variety of other reasons. Dr. Spiegel has helped many women with a variety of implant problems get back to the shape they desire and back to feeling confident in their body image.
Reasons for Implant Revisions
At the Center for Breast Restoration, we frequently have patients come in seeking corrective breast surgery after a previous breast reconstruction surgery left them with unsatisfactory results or implant problems caused a change in appearance. Revision breast reconstruction is not uncommon for breast cancer patients.
The 1998 Federal Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act even mandates that insurance plans provide coverage for all phases of breast reconstruction, including revision surgery to correct symmetry and contour issues. You should however still check with your insurance carrier and request a predetermination of benefits to be certain.
Common reasons for undergoing corrective breast surgery after reconstruction include:
- Capsular Contracture (hardening of scar tissue around the breast implant)
- Breast Implant Rupture, Deflation or Leakage
- Wrinkling or Rippling of Breast implant
- Incorrect Size
- Pain or Discomfort
- Unanticipated Shape
- Implant Displacement (Shifting)
- Contour Abnormalities
Capsular contracture and infection are two of the most commonly cited reasons for implant-based corrective breast surgery. While some women on the other hand are simply dissatisfied with the cosmetic result of breast implants. The most frequent complaint regarding the aesthetic outcome of breast implants is typically in reference to unnatural appearance and feel of the implants.
For these women, autologous tissue reconstruction using the patient’s own skin, fat and tissue is an excellent option for creating breasts that are more natural in feel and appearance. Additionally, procedures like the DIEP flap have been shown to have fewer long-term complications than implants. Since flap procedures use the individual’s own tissue, there is no risk of implant rupture or capsular contracture. The breast will also grow, shrink and change with the rest of the body with natural aging and weight fluctuation, facilitating a more natural look over time.
If you are dissatisfied with results from a previous breast reconstruction procedure and are in need of corrective breast surgery in Houston, please contact our office today at 713-441-6102 to schedule your consultation.