Breast Implant Rupture Repair Surgery
Breast implants are a reliable way to add shape and volume. Sometimes they can rupture for various reasons. Trauma, intense pressure and aging of the implant can cause tears and leakage. The rupture causes the breast to rapidly deflate, along with symptoms such as nausea and unusual chest sensations. Breast implant rupture repair surgery can correct damaged implants with new ones.
Breast Implant Rupture Repair Process
Breast implant rupture repair surgery is an outpatient procedure performed using general anesthesia. The surgery process can take between 30 to 60 minutes to complete. Implants are usually removed through the same incisions made during breast augmentation. After the surgery, you may experience some swelling and discoloration. You may need to wear a soft bra to provide support during the healing process.
Your breast implants may be covered under a warranty. This can help pay for the costs of the breast implant rupture repair surgery. Recovery is typically easier than breast augmentation as the chest muscles have already been stretched. Patients may resume strenuous activity about four weeks after surgery.
Ideal Candidates for Breast Implant Rupture Repair
There are a number of factors involved in determining if you are a good candidate for breast implant rupture repair surgery. You may be a good candidate if you are currently experiencing complications with your implants and are in good physical health. If you smoke, you should quit a few months before surgery. Review before and after photos and know what goals you wish to achieve with your appearance. Discuss your expectations with the plastic surgeon during your appointment.
Schedule a Breast Implant Rupture Repair Consultation
If you are experiencing issues with your breast augmentation or unhappy with the results, you may want to consider meeting with a plastic surgeon. Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam is an exceptional board certified plastic surgeon who is experienced with breast correction procedures. During a consultation, he will discuss your treatment options and recommend a plan that is right for you. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Nikfarjam today.