Do breast implants last a lifetime? Women considering breast augmentation ask this question frequently. Breast implants are not made with an expiration date, so you should be able to enjoy the results for many years. However, unexpected issues occur for a certain number of patients. If you think you're experiencing a problem with your breast implants, call us to schedule a consultation and Dr. Hess will see you as soon as possible.
Unexpected problems that occur after breast augmentation can often be corrected with a brief revision procedure. Of course, the surgical procedure necessary will vary depending on the reason for your revision. The following are possible reasons to seek a revision breast augmentation:
Some revision procedures are fairly simple and others (capsular contracture correction for example) are complex. When necessary, the doctor will usually approach your implants through the original incision and do what is needed to resolve the problem. In rare cases where a medical condition or serious problem has occurred, breast implant removal can be performed. Dr. Hess will perform your revision surgery with the goal of ensuring the best aesthetic results possible.
Contact our office in Fairfax, Virginia to learn more about revision breast surgery.