Are You Considering Breast Implant Revision to Go Bigger?

By Peter Fisher, MD on November 17, 2017

A doctor holding large breast implantsMany women who are unsatisfied with the appearance of their breasts have achieved their desired look through breast augmentation. Dr. Peter Fisher specializes in breast augmentation to enhance the volume and shape of the breasts, helping many women to feel more confident with their bodies.

Although most women are happy with the results of breast augmentation, some may wish they had gone bigger. In such cases, breast implant revision may be performed to increase breast size.

Dr. Fisher combines his expertise with each patient's goals to ensure superior results when performing breast implant revision to go bigger at his practice in San Antonio, TX.

How Big Is Too Big? 

Once the decision is made to increase implant size, it's important to choose a size that the body can accommodate and will work well with the patient's frame. Placing implants that are too large for a woman's frame and anatomy can increase the risk of complications, such as symmastia (a condition in which the division between the breasts is shallow or non-existent) or bottoming out (a condition in which the breast implant settles below the natural fold of the breast).

Another thing to keep in mind when choosing a larger implant is that the breast tissues will have to stretch. For those who want a dramatic increase in breast size, it may be best to gradually increase implant size to allow the tissues to stretch slowly and gently.

How Long Should You Wait?

It can take six weeks or longer for the final results of breast augmentation to be revealed. The breast tissues need time to heal, swelling needs to resolve, and the pocket within the breast tissue used to place the implants needs to fully heal. Because of this, it is important for women who are unsatisfied with the initial results of their breast augmentation to wait at least six months or longer before undergoing breast implant revision.

Can New Scars Be Avoided?

One of the benefits of breast implant revision is that it is often possible to avoid creating new scars by using the previous incision site. Most patients find that the reopened incision will heal as well as their first incision and prevent a second, more noticeable scar from developing.

Keep Expectations Realistic

It's important to have realistic expectations and goals with the final results of breast augmentation from the start. In some cases, it's not advisable to go as large as some women would like.

Placing an implant that is too large into a small chest can lead to complications, yield unnatural looking results, and place stress on the body and breast tissues. Dr. Fisher works closely with patients to ensure they have a good understanding of what results they can expect from breast augmentation and implant revision.

Learn More about Breast Implant Revision

If you are unsatisfied with the size of your breast implants and would like to learn more about breast implant revision, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fisher.

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