Implant leakage, pain, position changes, and infection are all breast implant problems that can develop after a botched surgery or even a well-executed procedure. If you are struggling after a breast augmentation or other breast surgery, Dr. Bailey can help. Often, simple revision surgery is necessary to restore the look of your breasts and help you feel more comfortable. Schedule a consultation at our Newport Beach office to learn more.
What Causes Breast Implant Problems?
One of the most common breast implant problems is capsular contracture. This concern is often caused by bacteria that enter the surgical area. Over time, the bacteria causes the tissue around the breast implant to shrink and compress the implant. This makes it feel hard and look slightly deformed or unnatural. Rupture and deflation are common issues caused by damage during or after implantation. With time, large implants can shift too low, or the breast tissue can droop lower than the implant (so-called “double bubble”).
Concerns Over Breast Implant Problems
Capsular contracture is not typically dangerous unless a rupture in the implant has occurred or fluid has built up around the implant. That said, it can cause a significant amount of pain and discomfort. If you suspect you may have this issue, scheduling an appointment with Dr. Bailey can help. During your visit, he can perform an examination, diagnose the problem, and discuss measures to address it and give you the best possible outcome.
A breast revision or implant removal surgery can address breast implant problems. A general anesthetic is used during these outpatient procedures. If the implant has moved too low or towards the side, the skin may have temporary dimples from stitches placed to hold the new implant in the correct position. Dr. Bailey sometimes adds a shaped sheet of absorbable material (GalaFLEX™ 3DR) to hold the implant and breast tissue in place.
The dimples usually disappear in 4-6 months. If you decide to reduce the size of your new implants, you may need to choose whether to lift your breasts or accept that the breast will sit a little lower on the chest wall. There isn’t very much bruising or swelling after these procedures. In most cases, you should be able to return to work in 7-10 days. However, you must avoid strenuous activity for 4-6 weeks.
Revision Surgery for Breast Implant Problems in Orange County, CA
Revision surgery may be a good option if you are struggling with pain, implant misplacement, or other breast implant problems. Dr. Bailey can perform this procedure here in Newport Beach. To learn more and schedule a consultation, simply fill out and submit the schedule form below or call our office by dialing (949) 650-6710.