I’m Not Happy With my Breast Augmentation (or Reconstruction)–What Can I do?
Many women are satisfied once they get their breast augmentation or breast reconstruction. However, some are not, and they feel disappointed or bothered by the results of their procedure. After all, these are your breasts, and many women consider the breasts to be a central part of their beauty and aesthetic of the female physique.
So what can you do if you’re not happy with your new breasts? Luckily, there are some solutions that can help you achieve the breasts you want.
Consider different implants
There are several different types of implants: saline, silicon and gummy bear. Each has pluses and minuses, but one type is likely to be your best fit. You may have a type of implant that didn’t work well for you, but another might work much better. If you would like to have implants for the shape, volume and fullness they can provide, a breast implant exchange is likely your best option. During an implant exchange, Dr. Andres will remove your current implants and insert a new set. The new implants can be smaller or larger, depending on your preference.
Have a complete implant removal (and consider a lift)
You can opt to have the implants removed and not replaced, leaving you with your natural tissue. In many cases, you will want to consider a breast lift to go along with this procedure. The implants can stretch out the skin, leaving the remaining breasts sagging. Dr. Andres can remove the excess skin to help lift, firm and reshape your breasts and position them aesthetically.
Focus on aesthetic concerns that may be impacting the overall breast appearance
In some cases, the implants aren’t necessarily the issue. Instead, other aspects of the earlier implant procedure haven’t turned out the way you wanted. Dr. Andres can address scar tissue, lift the breasts or provide more support to the breasts. Based on your unique concerns and goals for your breasts, he can otherwise reshape or address the aesthetics of the breasts, focusing on concerns that can arise aside from the implants themselves.
Have a Breast Lift
Often women get a breast lift and find that their breasts are sagging more than they may have before the procedure. Breast implants don’t lift the breasts, only increase the size. In many cases, if a breast list isn’t done concurrently with the original implants, the breast implants make the breast sag lower.
A breast lift makes your breasts look perky and elevated, giving them a youthful and pleasing appearance. It can also help shape the breasts in an attractive way.
Be sure you are ready before you go in for another surgery
It can take months for swelling to go down and for new breasts to settle into their final position. Before you go in for a revision, removal, or further surgery, be sure you have seen your final results and are truly unhappy with them.
Dr. Andres can look over your medical history and examine your breasts, then talk this over with you. His experience and expertise can help you be certain of the direction you would like to go. If another surgeon failed to get your breast implants just right and you’re ready to take action, he will work with you to create the right surgical plan for revising them, moving forward with you toward the beautiful breasts you have dreamed of.
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