Although breast implant displacement does not pose any significant health concerns, when a breast implant shifts out of position it can compromise the results of a breast augmentation procedure and affect a patient's confidence. If you have experienced implant displacement, Dr. David Passaretti can perform breast implant displacement revision at his Darien, CT, plastic surgery office to help restore your feminine figure. To learn more about revision surgery for breast implant displacement, contact us today.
Understanding Breast Implant Displacement
Breast implant displacement occurs when an implant shifts out of position. Implants can shift upward, inward, outward, or downward, resulting in asymmetry or the nipple being moved to an unnatural position.
This complication is often caused by improper implant placement during the original augmentation procedure. If an implant was placed in a pocket that was improperly created or inadequately sized, the implant can eventually move and diminish the appearance of the breasts. Other risk factors that can lead to implant displacement include:
- Larger implants: Breast implants larger than 500cc are more likely to become displaced than smaller implants.
- Gravity: Natural forces of gravity can pull an implant downward over time.
- Capsular contracture: When scar tissue constricts around an implant, it can shift position.
Fortunately, Dr. Passaretti has the skill and experience to correct this complication and help to restore your confidence.
Surgery may not be recommended in cases where implant displacement is barely noticeable. In other cases, Dr. Passaretti will need to perform revision surgery to move or replace implants in order to achieve natural-looking results. We perform surgeries in our state-licensed operating room to ensure our patients' safety and comfort.
When correcting breast implant displacement, Dr. Passaretti will first make an incision to access the implants. The incision can often be made in the same location as the original procedure to help minimize scarring. After accessing the implant, Dr. Passaretti will determine whether to replace it or reposition it in a more appropriate location. In most cases, we will replace the implants with new ones to help ensure a uniform shape and size. Additionally, if the original pockets were the wrong size, repositioning implants will likely fail to yield the results you are looking for.
Recovery and Healing
Recovery from revision surgery is similar to the recovery from a breast augmentation procedure. After undergoing breast implant displacement revision surgery, patients will need to avoid activities that can interfere with healing. Patients can experience swelling around the surgical site, but this will subside over time, and the final results of your procedure will become apparent.
Contact Dr. Passaretti Today
If you have experienced breast implant displacement, we understand how emotionally taxing this situation can be, and we are here to help. Our skilled team of medical professionals will work diligently and carefully to provide you with the highest level of care. With revision surgery, Dr. Passaretti can help restore your curves and achieve the appearance that you desire. Contact our practice today to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Passaretti.
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