- Revision breast surgery is also known as breast implant revision surgery.
- Capsular contracture, which occurs when the body forms a membrane or layer of scar tissue around the breast implant. In some patients, the scar tissue capsule can begin to shrink and thicken. In these patients, the pressure of the capsule causes increased firmness and can deform the breast implant.
- Breast rippling or waviness, which is most commonly seen in patients who have a sparse amount of their own native breast tissue and in those who have thin skin and have had multiple prior breast implant procedures.
- Implant malposition, which occurs when the implants are too low down, too close to the midline or too far out to the side.
Complications Breast implant is an enormously popular operation and has a very high rate of patient satisfaction. However, a certain percentage of patients develop sub-optimal outcomes or complications that may require further treatment. Fortunately, there are modern revision breast surgery techniques that allow correction of almost every problem that can occur.