Revision & Complex Breast Surgery
While the majority of cosmetic breast surgeries produce satisfying enhancement, sometimes the results can be problematic. Unexpected complications, poor healing, and changes in personal preferences may prompt a patient to undergo breast revision surgery. Breast revision can restore the appearance of breasts that have become distorted or alleviate any uncomfortable side effects that have developed after breast augmentation. At Coastal Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Batra will listen to your concerns and assess your condition before devising a surgical plan tailored to your desires. He understands the complexities of breast aesthetics and performs each breast revision surgery with meticulous attention to detail to restore the breasts to a more balanced and attractive form.
What Revision & Complex Breast Surgery Can Improve
Women who suffer from complications following previous breast augmentation can benefit from breast revision surgery. Some of the common complications that may be painful or visually displeasing include:
- Capsular contracture
- Implant rupture
- Bottoming out
Change in Preference
As a woman matures, she may develop different aesthetic preferences. Beauty trends, lifestyle, and level of physical activity can influence how a patient wants her breasts to look and feel. With breast revision, the following can be changed:
- Implant size
- Implant type
- Implant placement
Some patients who undergo breast augmentation are unhappy with the outcome of their procedure. Women may want to undergo breast revision if their initial breast augmentation resulted in:
- Sagging breasts (ptosis)
Revision & Complex Breast Surgery Options
One of the most common approaches to breast revision is implant exchange, which involves replacing the implants of a previous breast augmentation.
Patients often switch from saline to silicone implants or choose implants of a different size. Implants are also available in a range of projections, so there are many options for implant exchange.
During breast revision surgery, a patient can have her implants placed in a different location than they were initially.
- Subglandular placement involves placing the implants beneath the glandular tissue and above the muscle. This technique is ideal for women with sufficient glandular tissue to conceal the edges of the implants.
- Submuscular placement involves placing the implants underneath the pectoral muscles. This technique is ideal for women with minimal existing breast tissue.
Correction of Complication
While significant risks following breast augmentation are uncommon, there is always a chance of complications with surgery.
- Capsular contracture develops when the capsule that forms around one or both implants constricts the implant, resulting in uncomfortably firm breasts. A capsulectomy or capsulotomy may be performed to alleviate the discomfort associated with this type of complication.
- Implant rupture typically occurs when trauma or injury compromise a patient's breast implants. When saline implants rupture, they deflate quickly. However, silicone implants must be checked regularly for damage because it is not noticeable from the surface of the breasts. Should a patient experience this complication, the implant must be removed or replaced as soon as possible.
Correction of Cosmetic Issues
Patients who are unhappy with how their breasts look after breast augmentation can restore the appearance of their breasts with breast revision surgery.
Whether their aesthetic concerns arise due to surgical technique or the effects of life events, breast revision can help. Breast lift or breast augmentation with a breast lift can be an ideal solution for asymmetry, poor nipple placement, and ptosis.
Easing Your Concerns
RecoveryRecovery after breast revision is different for every patient because each procedure is customized to their individual needs and cosmetic goals. Your surgeon will provide you with a recovery guide that reflects your unique surgery. Usually, breast revision patients are fitted for a surgical bra that will help reduce swelling and support the breasts as they heal. Swelling and bruising may linger for several weeks, and physical activity must be limited until cleared by your surgeon.
PainSome discomfort is expected following breast revision, but it is likely to resolve significantly within a few weeks. You will be prescribed pain medication to make your recovery as comfortable as possible.
ScarsYour surgeon will be careful to place all incisions in locations where they can be hidden by clothing and the natural contours of the body. However, there is always a risk of developing scars after surgery. Following all aftercare directions will help minimize the chance of having visible scarring along your incision sites, and scars tend to fade over time.
CostMany factors influence the cost of breast revision, including implant type, surgical technique, anesthesia fees, and more. During your initial breast revision consultation, you will be given a detailed estimate for your personalized procedure.
Revision & Complex Breast Surgery Results
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