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Breast implants have transformed the size and shape of the breasts of millions of patients in the U.S. There are a wide variety of physical and personal reasons a patient may desire to have breast implant revision surgery to change or improve the appearance of their breasts. Dr. Munique Maia of Maia Plastic Surgery is a highly experienced breast implant specialist and plastic surgeon who offers breast implant revision surgery at our clinic in Tysons Corner, VA.

Reasons for Breast Implant Revision

Saline and silicone breast implants are most commonly used, each with their own pros and cons. When a patient has breast augmentation, the type, size and shape of implant they choose is crucial to the results. When a patient is not pleased with the results of her breast augmentation or there have been complications, breast implant revision surgery is an option. Some of the common reasons for breast implant revision surgery include:

  • Ruptured implants – Breast implants do not last forever – they will eventually leak or rupture. Breast revision surgery can replace old implants with new ones of the same size or change the size.
  • Downsizing or upsizing – Some breast augmentation patients decide that their breasts are too big or too small for their tastes. Revision can be used to downsize or upsize implants, and downsizing usually requires a breast lift to reduce excess skin.
  • Capsular contracture – If the patient has capsular contracture, a thickening and tightening of scar tissue around the implant, revision surgery may be needed to remove the implant and reposition it.
  • Symmastia – The “uniboob” complication, or symmastia, can require revision surgery to separate the breast implants.

Breast implant revision surgery is a common occurrence – most implants will need to be removed or replaced eventually. If you are considering breast implant revision surgery, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery in Tysons Corner. Dr. Maia is a mammoplasty specialist who can perform your revision with high quality results.

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