Many women after a breast lifting or augmentation operation using silicone implants would desire a second surgery to correct failures that may have occurred after the first surgery. Sometimes pregnancy, breast-feeding, weight fluctuation can have dramatic consequences in the shape and breast size in order to alter the original shape and size.
Also women who wish to change the size of the implant to a bigger or smaller one. Furthermore women whose implant has moved from its normal position, the development of prosthetic capsule and issues concerning the surgical technique and physiological characteristics of the breast as double bubble deformity, implant displacement, not suitable implant location and combinations of the above are reasons for a breast reoperation.
Am I a suitable candidate for a breast reoperation?
Women who have one of the following aesthetic deformities in the breast are candidates for breast reoperation:
Implant volume loss, especially in saline implants
Silicone leaking from the implant found after an x-ray or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Women who wish to change the size of their breast
Women who wish to improve the scars image made to a previous surgical operation
Women who experience changes in the shape of the breast
Women who have developed a periprosthetic capsule condition
Women who have any kind of breast aesthetic deformity caused by wrong positioning of the implant (double babble deformity)
Women experiencing breast asymmetries
Visit to the plastic surgeon Dr Kretsis
During your first visit to Dr Kretsis you should inform him about the type and nature of surgery that you had undergone as well as for the origin and brand of the implants used.
You should mention the problem that you wish to correct and how you would prefer it to be reformed. Dr Kretsis will examine in detail your medical history, any breast cancer history and if you had undergone any U/S or mammogram tests.
He will assess the type of surgery in which you had been submitted and how to improve any aesthetic deformity concerning the shape of the implants, the quality of the skin as well as the quality of the scars that have been preceded by previous operation.
You should also mention if you are planning to lose weight or get pregnant because it could affect the outcome of the operation.