With breast augmentation, patients can enhance the shape and size of the breasts in a way that complements the figure and fulfills their cosmetic goals. As a cosmetic surgery, breast augmentation is expected to produce permanent results, which in theory requires no further maintenance or treatments. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case for all patients. Below, we’ll explore how you can ensure your breast augmentation is a one-time procedure by avoiding common pitfalls.
When Does Breast Augmentation Require Additional Procedures?
First, we have to consider the events that make additional procedures necessary after a breast augmentation. Generally speaking, there are two main issues that can create the need for additional treatment. These are:
1. Complications/implant ruptures
The breast implants that are used during breast augmentation procedures are designed to be life-long devices, but that doesn’t always hold true. Some breast implants, like silicone implants, can be prone to rupturing. When this happens, the leakage of silicone from the breast implant can create health risks. Other implants, like saline implants, can still be vulnerable to ruptures, although they are rarely accompanied by health risks. Still, these ruptures can change the appearance and feel of the breasts. Understandably, both of these problems would require an additional procedure.
2. Unsatisfactory results
The other common cause of additional breast augmentation procedures is dissatisfaction with the results. In these cases, it may only be a few months or years before a patient realizes that their breast augmentation didn’t deliver the results they were hoping for. Since breast implants are designed to last for many years, the best course of action is often to undergo an additional procedure to correct the results and deliver a more optimal outcome.
How to Avoid Additional Breast Augmentation Procedures
The good news is that breast augmentation can be a one-time procedure if you approach it responsibly. Of course, you should always consider the type of implants you are getting, including their size, shape and material. These qualities can affect your results and your treatment experience, so it’s important to be aware of your options and the selection that is best for you. However, one of the best ways to avoid additional breast augmentation surgeries is by selecting the right surgeon!
A qualified and experienced surgeon can guarantee the success of your breast augmentation. Look for a board certification from the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, which shows your surgeon has achieved the highest level of skill and training in cosmetic surgery. A track record of successful breast augmentation procedures is also a great indicator! A surgeon who meets these high standards will be able to guide you through the treatment process, identifying the best techniques and breast implants for your personal goals. When it comes time for surgery, you can trust that these surgeons will keep you safe and provide you with fulfilling, long-lasting results. Then, they’ll give you all the guidance you need for a successful recovery and life after breast augmentation.
If you’re considering breast augmentation, it’s a great time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Morrissey of the Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas. To learn more about our team’s qualifications and experience, or to schedule your initial consultation, contact us today!