Secondary Breast Augmentation Overview
Secondary breast augmentation procedures correct problems related to breast implants. 1. The breast implants may be asymmetrical or malpositioned (in an unnatural position). 2. The breast implants may be too large (and may have always been too large after the first breast augmentation surgery). 3. The breasts may have changed shape or size after pregnancy or weight loss. 4. The breast implants (old silicone-style implants) may have ruptured or become hard (capsular contraction).
- The secondary breast augmentation surgical procedures to correct these situations usually involve removing the breast implants, changing the breast implants for a different size or shape or reshaping the breast to create a more beautiful, natural shape.
- Like primary breast augmentation, a custom sizing process is used to determine the “right size” breast implant and what additional cosmetic surgery procedures will be needed prior to the surgical procedure.
Secondary Breast Augmentation FAQ's
My breast implants are too big, always were too big, what should I do?
If you feel uncomfortable with your breast implants, they should be removed and using our custom-sizing process you will be fitted with an breast implant that complements your native breast, chest shape and body proportion. There is no such thing as “a perfect C (breast bra cup size)”! Being fitted for the right breast implant requires measurements, communication and time to “get it right” without guessing. This process is all done before going to the operating room.
My breast implants feel hard, what should I do?
Breast implants are artificial devices that are made to be tolerated by the body for many years. However, sometimes the body reacts to the implants. When this happens, the normally ultrathin lining around the implants (normal breast capsule) can either thicken or create a “shrink-wrap effect” (capsular contraction). This makes the breasts feel hard or painful. When this occurs, the breast implants need to be removed.
I have “older generation” silicone implants, do I need to replace them?
There is no evidence that saline or silicone breast implants need to be replaced after a certain number of years. The breast implants should feel soft and mammograms should show no evidence of breast implant rupture (either intra-capsular or extra-capsular rupture). Any suspicious finding on mammogram may be further studied with an MRI. Any breast implants that don’t feel or look natural or feel hard should be removed.
Secondary Breast Augmentation Testimonials
The secondary breast augmentation surgery went smoothly, a shorter time was needed in the operating room for “decision making”. The new breast size and shape felt natural and normal to the patient. No additional or unplanned plastic surgery procedures were done.
Before my surgery with Dr. Ditesheim..."I feel asymmetrical with the left being larger both in and out of the bra. Getting a bra to fit is difficult, the 32D is too large and the 32C too small. I wanted my breast to fit my body better, probably a C cup. I wanted to look less obvious, not so projected. Now they feel too wide and too much to the sides. I notice the fullness on top, but the nipples are low and asymmetrical.”
Secondary Breast Augmentation In Depth Learning
Breast augmentation procedures have safely been used for decades to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. Depending upon the combination of your physical characteristics and your concerns, Dr. Ditesheim will suggest a variety of options for breast enhancement surgery...read more
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