A woman’s breasts represent an important part of her self image. Some may feel that their breasts have always been too small, while others may have lost breast tissue after pregnancy or weight loss. For these women, breast augmentation (enlargement) may provide a way to improve their appearance and enhance their confidence and self esteem.
Over time, the effects of gravity along with the loss of the skin’s natural elasticity begins to have an effect on the appearance of a woman’s breasts. These factors, combined with pregnancies and nursing will often cause the breasts to lose their youthful shape and firmness.
Gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts) although rarely discussed, is a common condition. Gynecomastia affects approximately 40 to 60 percent of men. There is no known cause for gynecomastia, although there has been some correlation with various drugs or medical conditions.
Reconstruction of the breast after a mastectomy due to cancer or other diseases is one of the most rewarding surgical procedures for patients who are often trying to deal with the many issues of being diagnosed with breast cancer.
The decision to have breast implant revision surgery is extremely personal. You’ll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications of breast implant revision are acceptable.