It may come as no surprise that many women the world over desire larger, perkier, shapely breasts. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were over 313,700 breast augmentation procedures performed in 2018 in the United States alone—a 4% increase from the previous year and a whopping 48% increase from 2000! These trends are not unique to the US, as breast augmentation is ranked the most commonly performed procedure by far around the world.
What motivates the global tendency for women to go under the knife in the name of better breasts? Women often feel conscious and subconscious pressure from societal expectations, the media, fashion, as well as from their partners and peers. This means many women with smaller than the perceived average breast size feel the need to modify their bodies in order to conform to the portrayed images we are faced with in daily life. This can further manifest into psychological effects, leading to decreased confidence and satisfaction with their bodies. Some women even report feeling less womanly if they do not fill out their tops, bras, and bikinis.
Results from lingerie brand Triumph’s 2016 Female Confidence Report study found over 40% of women in their thirties to be unhappy with their breasts, further suggesting that for younger women (aged 18-29) cleavage was seen as more important, whereas those aged 30-50 wish for a more lifted shape overall.
Currently, over four million women worldwide have some kind of breast implants, with those who have received some type of breast augmentation claiming to have higher self-esteem, overall body confidence, and even better quality of life after receiving their procedures.
Breast Surgery Complications
What happens, though, when the breast surgery you have longed for goes awry and the results are different than you expected?
Though the majority of women may undergo revision surgery because they are not satisfied with the size of their breasts post-op, some experience complications to their first breast implant surgeries if they are not undertaken by an experienced, expert surgeon. Complications arising from incorrectly performed surgeries can occasionally include capsular contraction (when the shape of the breast changes due to the body reacting negatively to the implant by creating a thick barrier of scar tissue around it), “rippling” due to the implant being placed under tissues that are too thin, misplacement and misalignment of implants, ruptured or damaged implants, infection and inflammation, etc.
It may seem an easy fix to re-operate if the outcome of your breast augmentation leaves something to be desired, however breast augmentation revision surgery is a more complicated procedure than inserting the original breast implants. Revision procedures require not only special techniques and experienced surgeons, but a full understanding of the issues created by the original procedure.
Endoscopic Revision Breast Surgery
JW Plastic Surgery uses Endoscopic Revision Breast Surgery methods pioneered by its leading in-house surgeons which offer accurate results that have been internationally recognized with quick recovery and minimal to no additional scarring.
Endoscopic revision involves removing or minimizing the thick scarring on the capsule to relieve capsular contracture, extending and revising the implant cavity, or correcting the position of the breast implants. Our expert surgeons carefully assess the exact type of surgery required for each patient prior to the procedure.
If you are part of the group of women unsatisfied with their breast implants after their primary procedure, breast revision surgery may be for you. With over eighteen years of experience in breast surgery and internationally recognized surgeons, you can feel confident in the outcome of your revision surgery no matter your complication at JW Plastic Surgery. Contact us today for further inquiries and to find out if you are a candidate for breast revision surgery!