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How Many Additional Operations On My Breast Implants Can I Expect to Have ?

One of the most important questions that patients should ask their plastic surgeon before a breast augmentation is how many future operations they should expect to have. Even though it is almost impossible to predict if you’ll need reoperation on your breast implants, Phoenix women should understand that there is a slight chance it could happen. We wanted to take a look at some of the most common causes for reoperation and what you can do to make sure you don’t need it.

One of the first things you can do to make sure you don’t have to undergo reoperation is to work with a talented, experienced, and precise plastic surgeon like Dr. Meger from the beginning. As one of the premier surgeons in the region, Dr. Meger is quickly gaining the reputation as the “go-to” doctor for breast augmentation. Just look through our gallery of Before-and-After pictures to see the beautiful and natural-looking results our patients get.

From there, the next step is to give us a call at (602) 957-6000. When you contact our offices, you’ll be greeted by one of our exceptionally dedicated staff. We always love hearing from potential patients, and we’re more than happy to talk with you about any concerns you might have. We’ll also ask you to schedule a time to visit our offices and meet with Dr. Meger in person for a preliminary consultation. During this meeting, you’ll get to talk with Dr. Meger about your goals for the procedure and ask all of your questions. Dr. Meger may also perform an examination and start developing your customized treatment plan. Contact us today to get started!

Common Causes of Reoperation for Breast Implants

Phoenix surgeons like Dr. Meger do their best to ensure that their patients’ implants last as long as possible but often re operation is necessary. A percentage of patients sometimes need to get additional procedures to correct some common problems.

  • Capsular contracture - One of the most common issues is something called “capsular contracture.” Here’s what happens: when Dr. Meger places an implant, the body forms a protective “capsule” of soft scar tissue around the implant. But sometimes, this capsule can start to contract and squeeze the implant. This usually shows up as implants that sit high on the chest and may feel hard and tight. This condition is far less common when implants are placed under the muscle which is Dr Meger’s preferred placement location
  • Implant leak - With saline implants, patients can almost immediately tell when there is a saline leak because the implant will deflate. When this happens, many patients opt to get the saline implants replaced with silicone breast implants. Phoenix women often prefer the natural feel of silicone over saline.
  • Implant rupture - With silicone implants, any leaks or ruptures are much more difficult to detect. In fact, one of the only ways to know for sure is to get an MRI.
  • Personal choice - Finally, one of the most common reasons for patients get reoperation is to get bigger or smaller breast implants.

Phoenix women should contact Dr. Meger today if they’re experiencing any issues with their implants or if they’re considering replacing their implants with a different size. Again, one of the best ways to make sure your implants last as long as possible is to work with a world-class surgeon like Dr. Meger. Call us today at (602) 957-6000.