Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the UK.
Whether it’s to increase the size, reduce it or uplift the breasts, it’s important to note that revisions are to be expected after an augmentation to maintain the shape.
Here’s everything you need to know about breast reaugmentation, including what it is and if you need one
The term ‘boob job’ is usually used when talking about breast enlargement surgery. This is when breast implants are used to enhance the size and shape of the breasts, making them bigger and more symmetrical. A breast augmentation can also refer to a breast uplift or breast reduction - any surgery that simply changes the shape and size of the breasts.
A breast reaugmentation (also known as a second boob job), however, is when an implant is replaced with a new one, either to maintain or to change the size and shape of the breasts. If you were to have a breast enlargement, you would be recommended to have a breast reaugmentation every 10-15 years.
Breast reaugmentations are also done for correction purposes. If a patient's body has changed over time due to weight loss, pregnancy, hormonal changes or ageing, they often notice a change in the way their breast implants look and require a reaugmentation.
You can have as many breast reaugmentations as necessary, as long as you wait a sufficient amount of time for your body to completely heal from the previous surgery.
However, the more procedures a patient undergoes, the harder it is to create a good look, as scars will become more apparent and the muscle structure will become weaker the more surgeries you have.
The biggest misconception about breast reaugmentation surgery is that it’s only for mature women, but this isn’t true.
Breast implants are designed to be replaced every 10-15 years. So, there’s a possibility of having 5-7 reaugmentations in your life if you’ve undergone breast enlargement surgery in your 20s.
A breast reaugmentation usually refers to the swapping of implants to change or maintain the shape.
Some patients choose to get the same size implant, while others opt for a different shape or size to alter the look. If you decide to go quite a lot smaller than your original implant size, you may have to have a breast reduction or uplift to create a more youthful look and reduce the likelihood of sagging or loose skin.
Breast implant removal is when the implant is removed and not replaced with another implant. People choose to do this if they no longer want implants. However, due to the skin being stretched out, their boobs may look saggier than they previously did and this may result in needing an uplift or reduction.
To keep the breasts looking full, a replacement implant is often recommended over a removal.
If you’d like to know more about breast implant removal and breast reaugmentation, contact the team at MYA today.
We offer FREE e-consultations where you can speak to one of our patient coordinators from the comfort of your own home, and discuss any concerns you may have with your current implants.
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