Breast augmentation revision is a surgical procedure performed to correct or improve the results of previous breast augmentation. Revisions can be used for changes in personal preference, dissatisfaction with the initial outcome, and implant-related complications.
Is Breast Augmentation Revision right for you ?
Enhance the size or shape of the breasts
Treat capsular contracture
Correct implant rippling or malpositioning
Remove a ruptured implant
Reposition an implant that has migrated
Correct asymmetries from an initial augmentation
Breast augmentation revision will differ significantly depending on the concerns and goals of the individual patient. During your initial consultation, your surgeon will listen to your implant history and perform an extensive exam to help determine the correct type of procedure that will be the safest and most effective for you.
When you choose to remove and replace implants, your surgeon will help you select the incision technique and implant typ,e size, and shape that will achieve your aesthetic goals and help to avoid similar problems in the future. Your surgeon will also help you create a detailed preoperative plan for optimal results.
All breast augmentation revisions are different. During the procedure, incisions are placed as discussed during your consultation. The same incisions from the original surgery are used to minimize scarring. Then, the implants are removed, leaving an empty breast pocket or replacing them with new implants in the size and shape you select. If appropriate, scar tissue is removed, and the incisions are closed in a layered approach to reduce tensions during healing and promote better scar formation.
It is normal to experience soreness and swelling for the first two weeks following your breast revision. Pain relievers and cold compresses are typically used to ease these side effects during the early phase recovery process. Some revisions require extensive pocket repair that requires a special post-operation bra.
Your surgeon will provide specific instructions for optimal post-operative care, including an advanced scar management protocol after the initial healing period. Your surgical team is always available and will closely monitor your recovery in the weeks and months following surgery.