Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery

Plastic Surgeon Serving Indianapolis, Indiana


Board Certified Indiana Plastic Surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata at Renaissance Plastic Surgery in Indianapolis knows that breast augmentation patients expect the best possible result when it comes to their silicone implants or saline implants.

"Every year approximately 300,000 women undergo cosmetic breast augmentation, and the overwhelming majority of them are satisfied with their final result," Dr. Fata says. "Despite this high success rate, all surgical procedures — including breast augmentation  occasionally result in a complication or a disappointing result.

If you have had a breast augmentation and feel less than satisfied with the results, please call Renaissance Plastic Surgery at 317-575-9152 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fata.

Why Women Seek Implant Revisions

Dr. Fata at Renaissance Plastic Surgery in Indiana, Indianapolis is well-suited to evaluable your breast surgery for an augmentation revision.

Women choose breast enhancement surgery for a number of reasons, such as the desire to improve breast shape and increase volume, breast asymmetry, or to restore breast volume lost from breastfeeding or weight loss.

Despite a very high satisfaction rate, the results of breast augmentation occasionally fail to meet with a woman’s expectations. If you do develop a problem after breast augmentation surgery, it is more important than ever to trust your care to a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Fata’s, who has the experience and training to be skilled at breast augmentation revisions.

The most commons reasons for secondary or revision breast augmentation surgery are:

  • Change in implant size (this is the most common)
  • Implant displacement: the implant is too far above or below the breast fold
  • Saline Breast implant leak
  • Silicone Breast Implant rupture
  • Correcting Capsular Contracture (hardening of scar tissue around the implant)
  • Breast sagging

"If you do develop a problem after your breast augmentation surgery, it is more important than ever to trust your care and treatment to a board certified plastic surgeon with the expertise and experience to correct problems related to breast augmentation," says Dr. Fata. He has been in practice for 24 years and over this time he has accumulated the experience that you need to correct the more difficult problems related to Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery. In your consultation with Dr. Fata, he will explain exactly what your problem is and what he will do to correct it. He will be honest with you about what to expect and the chances of the same problem happening.

Breast Surgery Revision Candidacy

Breast augmentation revision is a more demanding and challenging surgical procedure because in most cases the plastic surgeon is trying to correct or reverse an undesired result from an earlier procedure. It is therefore best handled by a plastic surgeon such as Dr.’s Fata who can call upon his extensive training and 24 years of experience to devise and execute an individualistic treatment plan that suits each patient’s body and goals.

Breast augmentation revisions requires the strategic judgment and experience-based wisdom of a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon such as Dr. Fata.

If you have had breast enhancement surgery and you are less than satisfied with the results, here are some questions a prospective patient might ask herself to determine whether or not she is ready for a corrective breast surgery:

Do I have a noticeable hardening or feeling of tightness around one or both implants?

If you do, you may have a capsular contracture, which is a thickening of the normal shell of fibrous tissue (the capsule that surrounds the breast implant).

Do my nipples or areolas seem off-center from the breast implant?

This may have occurred because one or both of the implants may not be in the correct location (Displacement).

Do my implants and breasts appear to sag?

Sagging of the breast tissue and breast implants can occur for a variety of reasons and you may need a breast lift and replacement of your implants.

Do my breasts appear abnormally shaped?

If you have "tear drop" shaped breast implants, this can happen if the implants rotate out of position after the original surgery. Another cause of an abnormal breast shape is “bottoming out”, a phenomenon in which the breast skin is unable to support the weight of the implants, resulting in a sagging breast with most of the implant below the nipple. This problem can be addressed with a breast augmentation correction, which usually includes a breast lift and implant replacement.

Do one or both of my breasts appear deflated?

This may happen when a saline implant leaks and becomes deflated. Dr. Fata will discuss with you your options for replacement of one or both of the implants.

Am I disappointed with the size of my breasts?

Dr. Fata will recommend a range of implant sizes that fit the dimensions of your breast and chest wall and you will select the size that best suits you in a "sizing session". This approach has resulted in a very high patient satisfaction rate with respect to breast and implant size.

Breast Enhancement Revision Consultation

If you or a loved one is in need of a highly qualified Indianapolis plastic surgeon to perform a breast augmentation revision, please contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery online or call 317-575-9152 today to schedule a consultation.