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Breast Revision in Temecula

Breast surgery provides some of the most satisfying and lasting cosmetic results. Unfortunately, complications can arise that affect both the appearance and the comfort of your breast augmentation. While these complications can stem from implant problems or poor healing, they can also be the result of a change in your personal preference in regards to your implant selection. At Coastal Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Batra offers breast revision in Temecula to his patients to restore and enhance breasts that have become unsatisfactory in appearance or comfort. This procedure allows women to regain confidence in their breasts while eliminating unexpected side effects.

What Breast Revision Can Improve

Post-op Problems

Breast augmentation with implants is an effective way to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. Unfortunately, while rare, unexpected complications can arise that affect both the appearance and comfort of your implants. Implant-related complications won’t go away on their own and must be dealt with surgically to relieve pain and restore aesthetic appeal. Complications include:

  • Capsular contracture
  • Implant rupture
  • Bottoming out

Change in Preference

Choosing your implants can be a daunting task, as there are so many options available. While many women are happy with their implant choices, others may regret their decision. Breast revision allows women to change out undesirable implants for ones that will better match their lifestyle and aesthetic preferences. Breast revision allows for changes in:

  • Implant material
  • Implant size
  • Implant placement

Unsatisfactory Results

For patients who are unhappy with the results of their initial breast augmentation, breast revision surgery is available in Temecula to restore and create a desirable breast appearance. Breast revision surgery can help women regain confidence in their breasts after previously unsatisfactory results. Revision surgery can aid women struggling with:

  • Asymmetry
  • Sagging breasts (ptosis)
  • Rippling or wrinkling

Breast Revision Options

Implant Exchange

Implant exchange is one of the most widely used approaches to breast revision. It is useful in both elective and required revision surgeries and involves removing the original implant and replacing it with a new one.

With this technique, it is easy for women to change their implant material or to alter size, shape, or implant projection.

Implant Placement Change

Breast revision surgery also allows for patients to alter the placement of their implants. This placement can switch from one of the following to the other.

  • Submuscular placement: Implants are placed beneath the pectoral muscles. This variation is ideal for women with minimal breast tissue and those looking for a more natural look and feel to the breasts.
  • Subglandular placement: Implants are placed above the pectoral muscle but beneath the glandular tissue. This technique is ideal for women with a greater amount of natural breast tissue and those interested in a more “augmented” look.

Correction of a Complication

Unexpected implant complications are a common reason for desiring breast revision. These complications are rare, but if they are experienced, they must be dealt with right away.

  • Capsular contracture: When an implant is inserted, a layer of scar tissue forms around it. Occasionally, this scar tissue begins to contract around the implant, causing it to become distorted. This also results in discomfort and pain. A capsulectomy or capsulotomy will alleviate this discomfort before a new implant is inserted.
  • Implant rupture: Both saline and silicone implants are durable and long lasting. Unfortunately, it is possible for either material to leak out in the event of a rupture. This can be the result of trauma to the breasts or because of wear on the implants over time. Saline ruptures are easy to identify, as there will be a rapid deflation of the breasts. Ruptures of silicone implants are not as noticeable, as the silicone tends to stay compact. It is because of this that silicone implants should be checked regularly to ensure that no rupture has occurred. If an implant has ruptured, it is removed, and a new implant can be inserted.

Correction of Cosmetic Issues

Breast augmentation often provides satisfactory results. In rare cases where the results do not go as planned, breast revision surgery can aid in the correction and enhancement of the breasts. Revision surgery can improve breast asymmetry, poor nipple placement, and ptosis, and it can be combined with a breast lift to further enhance the appearance of the breasts.

Easing Your Concerns

The recovery period for your breast revision will depend on the nature of your revision and how the procedure was customized, as some techniques are more invasive than others. Usually, you can use your original breast augmentation recovery period as a guide for your breast revision recovery, as everyone heals at their own rate. During your consultation in Murrieta, Dr. Batra will provide you with a hand-tailored recovery guide and a list of what you can expect. As with your original breast augmentation, you will be given a surgical bra initially to wear around the clock to reduce swelling, support your healing breasts, and increase blood circulation. Bruising and swelling may take several weeks to heal, but most patients feel up to returning to work within one to two weeks. All strenuous activity should be avoided for six weeks or until cleared by Dr. Batra.
Breast revision is performed under general anesthesia to ensure a comfortable and painless procedure. Bruising, swelling, and discomfort are common following breast revision surgery and may linger for several weeks. Prescribed pain medication will remedy any post-operative pain that you experience.
Scarring will be present wherever there is an incision. Dr. Batra does his best to make these incisions as inconspicuous as possible, and occasionally, the scars from your initial breast surgery can be used again to minimize the formation of a new scar. Any scarring will fade with time and can be hidden by clothing. To help reduce your chance of visible scarring, be sure to follow all aftercare instructions.
The cost of your breast revision with Coastal Plastic Surgeons in Temecula will depend on several factors, including the techniques used, anesthesia fees, surgical fees, and facility fees. You will be given a detailed estimate of your revision surgery costs during your consultation with Dr. Batra.

Breast Revision in Temecula Results

View our gallery page for the procedures and treatments at Coastal Plastic Surgeons. At Coastal Plastic Surgeons, we believe in our methods and techniques for lasting results that can change your life. We offer procedures on everything from breast augmentation and body contouring, to facial aesthetics, hair restoration, and skin resurfacing. Every treatment is displayed here in our gallery.

Patient Testimonials

I was on my third breast augmentation after having my first child. I had a leak in my left and so much scar tissue developing in my right. It was such a nightmare and then finding a doctor I was comfortable with after two botched surgeries was so stressful. I went to a bunch of referrals from friends but nothing felt right, after doing plenty...
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My whole experience was nothing less than top notch!! Dr. Batra is so kind and respectful in listening to your concerns toa get you the results you want! He truly has a perfected skill! I love my results and the whole process was phenomenal from pre op to post op. ...
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Frequently Asked Questions

Patients who are interested in breast revision surgery have already been through the surgical process once. This allows for patients to already have an idea of what to expect both pre- and post-operatively. It is essential that patients prepare their bodies for the procedure. Taking anti-inflammatory drugs and supplements must be stopped a few weeks before the surgery, and all patients must stop smoking for at least six weeks, as this can create a heightened chance of complications during the procedure and impede your healing afterward.
Breast revision surgery may be necessary for women experiencing implant-related complications, but it also benefits women who are unsatisfied with their original breast surgery choices, whether it is dissatisfaction with the size, shape, or material of the implant. You may be a candidate for this procedure if you are in good overall health and have realistic expectations of your results.
Many women choose to undergo breast revision to change the material, shape, or size of their implant. Selecting an implant size can be difficult initially because there are so many options and it is difficult to know how your specific choice will fit on your frame. Dr. Batra will be there throughout your revision process to help you determine the best ways to reach your goals.
Breast revision is performed after complications or unsatisfactory results from initial breast surgery. While the results of your breast revision should be long lasting, certain factors play a significant role. Additional implant complications, while rare, are possible and could affect the quality of your results. Other factors include significant weight fluctuations and additional pregnancies.
For over two decades, Dr. Batra has been a leader in the field of breast surgery, specializing in all types of breast procedures. Not only is Dr. Batra board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and named Top Plastic Surgeon by the San Diego County Medical Society, but he is a surgeon that makes sure that his patients' physical and emotional comfort always come first. He treats every patient with compassion to ensure they are receiving the best care and optimal surgical results.