What is Breast Revision Surgery?Revision surgery is done when breast shape or size is dissatisfying from previous surgery, or due the capsular contracture, asymmetry, implant rupture kind of problems. As breast revision surgery is more complicated than primary surgery, it is very important to undergo revision surgery from specialists who have abundant revision surgery experience.
Causes of Breast Revision Surgery
1. Capsular Contracture - Most common reason which is to face change in breast shape, get hardened or feel pain
2. Obvious Asymmetry - Asymmetry in breast size, shape, nipple location and etc
3. Implant Rupture
4. Unnatural Shape - Unnaturalness due to complete exfoliation or excessive exfoliation
5. Dissatisfaction in Size - Unnaturally sized or small volume
Revision Surgery due to Capsular ContractureThe most common cause of breast revision surgery is capsular contracture. When implant is being inserted to our body, it forms films due to defense mechanism. But sometimes, films are excessively produced, get hard and thick to cause this symptom. It is important to put much effort to prevent capsular contracture and avoid another surgery as this is the main reason for breast revision surgery
Causes of Capsular ContractureCauses may be; Inflammation, infection, hematoma, foreign substance, body constitution or other various reasons.
Stages of Capsular Contracture : Divided into 1~4 classes, and surgery is necessary for classes 3~4
Class1: When the breasts are soft with no big difference in feeling with normal breasts when touched
Class2: When the breasts are a bit hardened and implants are touched but no problem is seen outwardly
Class3: When the breasts are hardened, implants are easily touched and implants' shape is noticeable
Class4: When the breasts are stiff, with pain, and severe strain is noticeable outwardly