For many women, breast augmentation surgery can lead to increased confidence and satisfaction with her appearance. Unfortunately, not everyone has a great experience with breast augmentation surgery; from misshapen implants to unnatural positioning, poorly performed breast augmentation can quickly make a patient feel even more self-conscious about her breasts.

If you’re unhappy with the results of your breast augmentation surgery, revision breast surgery may be a good option for you. At Surgical Arts of Virginia in Fredericksburg, VA, board-certified cosmetic surgeon R. Shane Palmer, MD specializes in revision breast surgery.

Wondering what sort of issues revision breast surgery can address? Take a look:

  • Changing of Implants: Whether you want to adjust the size of your breast implants or need to change the implants due to age or malformation, Dr. Palmer can help. The process for this revision breast surgery is straightforward, as it involves swapping the old implant for a newer one that achieves the patient’s desired outcome.
  • Capsular Contracture: This issue occurs when scar tissue forms around older implants, which can cause the breast to look and feel hard and misshapen. Capsular contracture is treated by removing the scar tissue and replacing the older implants with new ones.
  • Sagging or “bottoming out”: Sagging can occur when the breast implant has begun to age, while bottoming out happens when there’s too much breast below the nipple area, causing an unnatural appearance. Both issues can be corrected by placing new implants in a more natural position.

Every patient is different, which is why Dr. Palmer uses the consultation process to determine which breast revision approach is right for you. That way, you’ll get the results you really want – with no regrets!

Want to learn if you’re a good candidate for revision breast surgery? Contact Surgical Arts of Virginia to schedule your consultation by calling 540-371-7372 or visit our contact us page. Dr. Palmer will determine if revision breast surgery is a good fit for you.