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    Breast Implant Revision Surgery Candidates

    Breast Implant Revision Surgery Candidates | Atlanta | BuckheadAt some stage after breast augmentation plastic surgery, a woman may require a breast implant revision procedure. 

    This procedure may be required due to medical, cosmetic, and emotional reasons. The candidate should be in good general health and not pregnant or nursing when considering a breast implant revision surgery.

    During the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will establish the patient as a candidate for breast implant revision. Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides breast implant revision surgery to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and surrounding communities. 


    Factors to Establish Candidacy

    The plastic surgeon will assess various factors to determine a woman as a candidate for a breast implant revision procedure, including:

    Ineffective Breast Implants

    Breast enhancement is a popular and effective cosmetic surgery. But it may not always produce desirable cosmetic results. Unwanted surgical outcomes may develop due to various reasons, such as incorrect size, shape, and type of implants. 

    Sometimes a woman may feel that she was happier with her natural body shape prior to the implant procedure or that the larger breast size is causing problems in undertaking routine tasks. 

    In other cases, women may feel that the implants are larger or smaller than what they anticipated, or they may feel dissatisfied with the new breast profile and shape. A breast implant revision cosmetic surgery may be a suitable procedure for such women. 

    Patients may also seek a breast implant revision surgery if they want to switch to silicone implants, which did not have FDA-approval previously. These women are also suitable candidates for revision implant surgery.

    Surgical Complications

    Some women may experience complications with breast implants after their breast augmentation cosmetic surgery procedure. These issues can occur at any stage after the surgery. The risks of complication are mitigated when a highly-skilled and experienced plastic surgeon undertakes the procedure. But complications may still develop in rare cases.

    Another problem that may occur with breast implants is capsular contracture, where the scar tissue around the implant begins to squeeze and tighten the implant. In such instances, the patient will need to undergo scar tissue or implant removal. Certain patients may experience implant rupture or leakage due to normal wear and tear or faulty implants.

    Implant rippling may occur due to the thinning of skin across the breasts because of hormonal changes or other reasons. Sometimes the breast implant may move from its original position, causing a lopsided appearance. These conditions may not be treatable externally, and the patient may need to undergo a breast implant revision surgery.

    Other Considerations for Breast Implant Revision 

    Other considerations may establish a woman as a candidate for breast implant revision surgery as well. A woman who is diagnosed with breast cancer following a breast enhancement surgery may require implant removal.

    This may be a component of her cancer treatment plan. A woman may also seek breast implant revision surgery due to modifications in her lifestyle preferences. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and nearby areas for breast implant revision surgery.

    For more information on procedures and treatments offered by Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Paul McCluskey and the Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta, visit:

    Serving patients in and around Atlanta, Buckhead,  Roswell, Marietta, Georgia and surrounding areas.