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Are Your Breasts Bothering You After Augmentation?

December 18, 2018, 10:53 pm

You were unhappy with the size of your breasts and scheduled a breast-augmentation surgery to enhance them. After recovering, you started to notice issues with your results. How can you change your results to get the outcome you want?

The answer is most likely revision breast augmentation. This procedure can tackle a wide variety of concerns to give you the results you deserve.

Which Issues Can Revision Breast Augmentation Correct?

Revision breast augmentation can address a number of aesthetic issues. Your breasts may not be the size you were hoping for. They may be positioned improperly. There may also be ripples in the skin covering the implant.

Some patients are unhappy with how the breast implants feel. In some cases, capsular contracture can occur, which can create stiffness in the breasts due to the appearance of excess thick scar tissue.

The breast implant may also get ruptured and deflate. This requires removal of the existing implant and placement of a new implant.

Good Candidates

A good candidate for a revision breast augmentation is a person who has undergone a breast-augmentation surgery previously and is unhappy with the results. Patients are required to be in good health, have realistic expectations, and understand the process beforehand.

The Procedure and What to Expect

A revision breast augmentation is generally performed on an outpatient basis. The surgical technique used will depend on the details of your case.

For example, a revision breast augmentation to fix capsular contracture may require more than one surgery, as would moving the implant from the sub-glandular to the sub-pectoral area.

The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and can take anywhere from one to three hours. Surgeons often use the existing incision sites on the body to remove/replace the breast implant, reducing the recovery time and chances of complications. The incisions made will depend on the techniques being used.

Once the desired corrections have been made, the incisions will be sutured closed. The duration for a revision breast augmentation will typically be longer than the initial breast augmentation. However, recovery time is shorter in comparison.

The Recovery Process

You may experience mild to moderate swelling, soreness, and overall discomfort in the first few weeks following the surgery. Pain medication may be prescribed. Strenuous activities should be avoided during recovery.

The patient may be instructed to wear a special bra to support and protect the breast tissue during the healing process. The pain experienced after a revision breast-augmentation surgery is said to be less than the pain experienced after breast-augmentation surgery.

Arrange a Consultation to Learn More

A revision breast augmentation is an excellent cosmetic procedure to correct surgical imperfections that may have occurred during breast augmentation. When performed by a skilled surgeon, it can be extremely effective.

Dr. Matt Hlavacek is an experienced surgeon who knows what is needed to correct post-augmentation issues. During a breast-revision consultation, the two of you will discuss your goals for the procedure. He will examine your breasts and recommend the proper course of action. Contact us today to set up your consultation.