Does a Revision Breast Surgery Require a Lift?

Breast implants are long-lasting, but at some point, you may need to have them changed. Though mostly it is late in the implants lifespan. Women seek breast revision for many reasons, including:

  • a desire to either enlarge or decrease their breasts’ size
  • an implant leak or rupture
  • Severe capsule contracture (hardening of breast)
  • a change of implant type
  • upgrading older implants
  • the breasts changing after pregnancy or weight loss. 

If your implants no longer meet your needs,or you have a problem with the pocket, hardening, misplacement, or double bubble on bottoming out,  it may be time to consider breast implant revision surgery.

At Widder Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shlomo Widder makes breast revision and implant replacement a highly personalized procedure to match your individual goals. When considering your breast revision, the one thing to remember is that breast implant replacement doesn’t address breast sagging or other pocket problems. For that, you may consider combining your breast revision with a breast lift and capsule correction. Read on to learn the benefits of incorporating a lift with your breast revision surgery.

Breast Revision Surgery + Breast Lift- Should I Combine Treatments?

Breast implants can do a lot to enhance the size and shape of the breasts, and results can last up to 30 years with quality equipment, care, and an experienced surgeon. But unfortunately, they do not last forever, and a time will come when you will need to have the implants swapped with new ones or removed altogether. Breast revision, or implant replacement surgery, with capsule correction, is used to fix and improve a previous breast augmentation while replacing defective breast implants with new ones.

While a breast revision does a lot to help the shape and size of the breast, it can’t address breast sagging. Over the years due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or just gravity taking its toll, the breasts can lose their perky position. Having a breast lift after an implant replacement procedure can reshape the breasts for a youthful appearance.

What are the Benefits of Combing Treatments?

Combing your breast implant revision with a breast lift surgery offers many benefits, including:

  • Recover from both procedures at once for less downtime
  • Eliminate sagging and replace implants with one surgery instead of two

If you need both an exchange and a lift, combining treatments can save you time, money, and discomfort. Dr. Widder does combine surgeries as long as it is safe for you to do so. Your safety and quality of care are Dr. Widder’s top priorities. This way, you can be confident in choosing two procedures at once.

Breast Lift, Breast Revision, or Both?

Choosing the right procedures (or combination of procedures) is essential for reaching the goals and getting the results you want from your breast surgery. During your personalized consultation with Dr. Widder, you will discuss your goals and concerns. He will then work with you to create a customized treatment plan to safely and effectively meet all of your needs without compromising your care.

For more information, we encourage you to call Widder Plastic Surgery at (703) 506-0300 or contact us online to schedule your consultation today. We look forward to meeting you soon.