Secondary Breast Surgery
In Biyo we are specialists in secondary breast surgery.
In recent years, we have been witnessing a real “boom” in cases of re-intervention of the breast or secondary surgery.
18% of breast augmentation patients have replaced their implants in the last 5 years and 35% are thinking about it.
The origin of this increase in secondary breast surgery may be due to several reasons:
- there are a large number of patients who have had implants for more than 20 years, now need a review.
- there is an increase in the general number of patients who are seeking breast surgery.
In our practice, we implemented a control system with ultrasound 3 years ago for all patients who have a breast implant surgery review.
With this method, we are able to obtain more accurate diagnoses and detect early breakages/leakeges in implants.
On other occasions, patients have been known to state that several years have passed since their last operation and that their chest has either changed; they have had children, changed weight or habits (now they practice more sport and diet, etc.), which means that they are not satisfied with their breast.
At other times, patients have had breast reductions in their youth and now after pregnancy or the menopause, they experience the chest as empty and they require the placement of an implant.
In some cases, secondary breast surgery is due to the fact that the first intervention was not satisfactory because it caused rippling (undulations of the skin due to the implant that are observed in slim women in the neck area), poor position of implants (low or very high), or have suffered capsular contractures (hard and sometimes painful breasts).
Because of this, more and more patients are asking us about secondary breast surgery. These cases are more complex than primary surgery and require thorough investigation and planning to achieve good results.
Our experience and training in plastic surgery allows us the benefit of having first-rate skills to offer excellent solutions. Be that from the most aesthetic forms of surgery like mastopexy or breast lift, to the most reconstructive remodelling glandular procedures with flaps or fatty grafts.
The reasons that patients are considering secondary breast surgery and replacing their breast implants are: they are concerned about looking at their implants (44%), the implants are old (43%), they have had complications with surgery (27%), plus others reasons (10%).
We do not have experience in implants beyond 35-40 years old so we do not know for certain what will happen, but we do know that the implants have a limited lifespan. A plastic surgeon will never tell you that an implant will be for life. They will surely have to be changed over time.
Of the patients with implants, 20% are considering removing the implants and not replacing them with new ones, 10% have already done so and 70% have not considered it yet. This number is important and we must offer a good solution for patients who decide on secondary explant surgery (remove the old implants and not replace them).
These solutions will go through mastopexy and fat autografting to maintain an acceptable breast volume.
At Biyo we know that this is a concern of more and more patients, who have either lost contact with the doctor or centre that operated on them and are lost as to how to solve or improve their situation.
- We can offer more than 25 years of experience in breast surgery.
- We are specialists in plastic and reconstructive surgery so we can offer you an aesthetic or reconstructive solution according to your needs.
- We can offer you follow up consultations with ultrasound for 3 years.
- We can offer up to date continuous training and innovation in all our procedures.
- We always offer an initial assessment by the plastic surgeon who will do the intervention.
- We can offer you medical insurance against possible surgical complications.
- Financing possibilities can also be offered.
If you want to improve the look of your breasts or if you have any request relating the secondary breast surgery, please do not hesitate to ask for an appointment or to contact us.
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