Breast RevisionA Second Chance at Beautiful Breasts
Although breast augmentation is a very safe and successful procedure, there are some instances in which a woman might wish to have her breast implants removed. It could be that she developed a complication after surgery. Or, it could simply be that she is no longer happy with her breast augmentation results. Whatever reason you may have for considering breast revision surgery, I am more than happy to discuss your options with you. I have performed a wide range of revision surgeries at my Sacramento practice — some as straightforward as removing an implant and others that are more complicated and extensive. No matter what your needs are, rest assured that I will listen to your concerns and work with you to obtain the breast results you desire.
When to Consider Breast Revision Surgery
There are different reasons to consider breast revision surgery. Generally, breast revision is a good idea if you are experiencing a complication such as a leak or rupture or capsular contracture. You may also want to consider breast revision if you are unhappy with your augmented breast size or the overall appearance of your breasts. This could be due to weight changes, pregnancy and nursing, or the natural aging process.
Breast Implant Associated Illness (BIA)
As I stated above, I do believe that breast augmentation is a very safe and successful procedure. The great majority of women with breast implants do not experience any problems. But everyone is unique and some patients do come to see me because they have problems that developed since their implants were placed. While I cannot know for certain if these problems are related to the implants, I do take each patient’s concerns seriously. At my Sacramento office I treat patients with concerns of BIA by removing the implant and sometimes the scar (capsule) over the implant. Most of the time I have to combine this with a lift (mastopexy) to recreate a beautiful breast shape. Needless to say, I have no way of predicting if removing the implant will help. But at the very least it will help ease any concerns about the implants.
Your Options for Breast Revision
Like initial breast augmentation surgery, breast revision is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia or under local anesthesia with some sedation. There are several ways I can perform breast revision; I will select the best approach based on your needs and goals.
If you want to replace your current breast implants with another type, I can do so in a relatively straightforward procedure. If possible, I will use the same incisions used for your original breast augmentation surgery to avoid additional scarring.
If you want to replace your current implants with a large pair, I may need to enlarge the pockets in the natural tissue to accommodate the larger implants. If you want to downsize your implants, I will need to reduce the size of the breast pockets. This may involve the removal of skin and tissue that were previously stretched out to accommodate the larger implants.
If you would like to remove your breast implants and not replace them with another pair, I can do so using the same incisions from your initial breast augmentation surgery. If needed, I can perform breast lift to address stretched out skin and breast sag due to the placement of implants.
Recovering from Breast Revision
Breast revision recovery is similar to initial breast augmentation recovery. You will need to take one to two weeks off from your regular routine, including work and exercise. My team and I will provide detailed instructions for your recovery during your consultation. Rest assured, we will also be available throughout your recovery to ensure you heal safely and quickly.
If you are unhappy with your current breast implants, or are experiencing a complication, do not hesitate to schedule a consultation with me. Contact my Sacramento practice to speak to a member of my team today.
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