One of the world's leading breast implant surgeons
After breast augmentation surgery, some women are unhappy with the size of their new breasts, whether too small, too large, too wide, or other aesthetic issue. To resolve this issue requires breast implant size change surgery in which the existing implants are replaced with implants that better suit the patient.
Disappointed in the size of your new breasts?
The goal with your initial breast augmentation should be to select an implant size that gives you the appearance that you want and fits well with your body. However, after surgery, many women consider undergoing another operation to change their implant size. Some want to be bigger. Others want to downsize.
As women go through different phases of life, it is not surprising that their ideal breast implant size may vary. Changes in age, weight, appearance, lifestyle, and occupation are common reasons why women choose to change their breast implant size.
Changing breast implant size can be straight-forward, simple procedure or it can be rather complex. A lot depends on how well the initial breast augmentation was performed, and what is the condition of the breasts at the time of exchange. It also depends on how well the new breast implant selection fits your anatomy.
If you want to move up in breast implant size, more space may need to be made to allow for the larger implants. This usually involves modifying the implant “pocket” with the electrocautery.
When patients want to move down in implant size, this often requires sutures being placed in the capsule layer that surrounds the implant (in a procedure known as capsulorraphy). This helps to tighten the space around the implants. If there is too much loose tissue or skin, this may need to be removed with a breast-lift (mastopexy) procedure. Our doctor's techniques of intentionally deflating saline implants to allow the skin and capsule to shrink is also extremely helpful in patients who have saline breast implants and want to go smaller.
What are the problems that come from the wrong implants?
It is important to keep in mind that breast implants should fit the patient’s breast dimensions and tissue characteristics. Breast implants that are too large for the patients frame or too heavy for the skin to support have a much higher chance of having a problem. Potential problems include bleeding, breast droop, asymmetry, and a host of others. On the other hand, if smaller breast implants are replaced, there may be movement of the implant, excess skin, or a change in nipple position. This may require excision of skin or a breast lift.
Making the right decision: Talk to Dr. Mohan about changing implant size.
With careful analysis and wise decision making, it is usually possible to change breast implant size and create beautiful breasts that fit your body and look great.
Choosing the right surgeon matters.
Not all breast surgeons are equal in talent. Dr. Mohan is recognized as being among the most qualified, experienced, and talented breast surgeons in Houston – and the country. At our private plastic surgery clinic, you have every right to expect results that bring you confidence and a better quality of life.
Dr. Mohan is a true leader in breast augmentation. She is one of the most experienced breast surgeons in the world, producing beautiful results. Having performed many breast augmentation cases, she has honed every detail to provide the perfect experience for her patients, including implant type and size, Vectra imaging, implant funnels for shorter incisions, and reduced recovery time.
Our office is completely dedicated to you, your comfort, and results. From learning your goals and educating you about breast implant replacement, to ensuring your total comfort and safety, our practice delivers a world-class experience, from start to finish.
One of the world's leading breast implant surgeons
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