According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there are currently well over three million women in the US alone that have had some form of breast augmentation done on themselves. Annually, there are approximately 300,000 new breast augmentations performed as well. This makes breast augmentations the number one cosmetic surgery procedure performed.
Studies from both US based companies who manufacture breast implants, Allergan and Mentor, show consistently that some form of revision surgery will be required within three to six years after the initial augmentation, with estimations of thirteen to twenty eight percent. Some of the reasons for this include:
- Capsular Contracture
- Sagging Breasts (Ptosis)
- Desire to change breast size
- Asymmetry Issues
- Breast Implant Malposition
Unfortunately, re-operation rates are even higher for revisionary cases, so it’s vital to find a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast augmentation revisions.
If you are currently suffering from capsular contracture, ptosis, asymmetry issues and breast implant malposition or wish to change your breast size, contact Face and Body Cosmetic Surgery to setup your FREE one-on-one consultation with Edward H. Park, MD.