When you got your first breast implants, you probably thought that that was it. You were done. These were your new breasts forever. However, that isn’t always the case. In fact, the most common reason for breast implant correction is that you decide you simply want bigger or smaller breasts. The good news is that just as your old breasts weren’t permanent, neither are your new ones.
What Happens During Breast Implant Correction?
Whether your personal preference has changed or you have a problem with your implants that requires fixing, the process for breast implant correction is very similar to when you had your first breast surgery. There isn’t necessarily anything new. In fact, if you are simply changing the size of your implants, your doctor will often use the same incision. There won’t even be a new scar!
Getting Larger Implants
If you decide you want even larger implants, your surgeon will reopen the incision he originally made and remove the old implant. Then, the “pocket” in the breast that holds the implant will be surgically enlarged and the new implant placed inside. It is simple and exactly like your first procedure.
Bigger Isn’t Always Better
If, however, you want to go the opposite route and change to a smaller implant size, the process might get a little more complicated, but not much. Again, the doctor will start by cutting you open along the original incision line. Through surgery, the pocket will be made smaller with sutures or stitches.
After the pocket shrinks and the new, smaller implant is in place, you will most likely need a breast lift. This will help your breasts regain a smaller shape after being stretched. Talk to your surgeon about your options. While a breast lift can help you achieve those perfectly round and perky breasts you want, it will result in more scarring.
Breast implant correction doesn’t have to be anything scary! You’ve already gone through one procedure. This is not anything new. It’s just helping you continue to find the body you feel most comfortable in.