Occasionally, women who have undergone an implant-based reconstruction will experience dissatisfaction with their results. Sometimes women will experience chronic pain associated with their implants. In these situations, women often ask if there is anything that can be done to improve the reconstruction.
After initial evaluation and consultation with one of our board certified plastic surgeons at The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery, a specific plan can be offered regarding improvement in unsatisfactory implant-based reconstructions. In some instances, no additional surgery is recommended.
Nonsurgical Options for Improving Breast Implant Appearance
Women who wish to maintain their implant reconstruction may achieve improvement with removal and exchange of their implants with simultaneous removal of scar tissue (capsulectomy). Other patients may benefit from fat transfer from the abdomen or hips to soften the contours of the implants and establish a more natural breast appearance.
Fat transfer (fat grafting) involves liposuction to remove fat from one area of the body and inject the fat back into the breast area. This technique has grown rapidly in the last decade and has provided countless women with improved aesthetic results in a relatively minor surgery.
Implant Removal and Autologous Tissue Reconstruction
Other women may desire removal of their implants and reconstruction using their own tissues. This is a growing population of women.
These women who have technically “failed” their implant-based reconstruction are good candidates to undergo an autologous reconstruction using flap procedures such as:
These are some of the happiest patients we see who, after exchanging their implants for their own tissue, report significant improvement in their quality of life and satisfaction with their reconstructed breasts. For more information, please call The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery at 720-457-4461 or complete the form on this page to arrange a personal consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeons.