When things don’t work out as you planned either in the short- or long-term, revision or reconstructive surgery is a possible option. Generally, women turn to revision when they dissatisfied with size, asymmetry, implant displacement, the appearance of rippling or excessive firmness.
Again, it’s important to look clearly at the risks as well as the benefits of revision surgery. Also recognize that surgery is a big deal. You may feel unhappy with the outcome in the first few months while you wrestle with healing and the reality of your new breasts. What may seem like a disappointment initially may settle with time. Unless there is something dire, sometimes it’s best to wait several months up to a year before taking any action.
Treatment plans are individualized to satisfy the specific objectives. This may include: the simple exchange of an implant; replacement of saline solution with silicone or vice verse; removing or cutting into the scar tissue; tightening of the pocket surrounding the implant to a breast lift.
Risks and the Rare Complication
The "revised" outcome you’re banking on depends on many factors including the quality and integrity of your tissues. Repeated surgeries increase the possibility of scarring. The specific risks and the suitability of a procedure can be only be determined at the time of consultation. Minor complications that don’t affect the outcome do occasionally occur. Major complications are rare. At the time of surgery, take as long as you need to review the consent information thoroughly. Ask all your questions before entering the operating room.