Most breast surgeries are very successful in terms of both technical outcomes and patient satisfaction. But life happens and preferences change, and there may be some situations where a woman may elect to undergo a second surgery, considered a breast revision.
A breast revision can be a combination of surgical procedures all aimed at correcting any defect(s) or to update an aesthetic preference. Your Breast Revision might include:
- Revision Lift
- Revision Augmentation
- Revision Reduction
- Implant Exchange
- Insertion of mesh
- Breast Implant Removal
- Fat grafting
- Scar Revision
Who are the Best Candidates for a Breast Revision?
There are a number of reasons why a woman may seek a revisionary procedure after a previous breast surgery. These could be a result of natural body changes, preference changes, unfavorable results, or complications.
A Breast Revision can address:
- Age related changes to the breasts
- Changes in the breasts due to weight fluctuations and/or pregnancy
- Change in size preference
- Desire for more up-to-date implant structure and technology
- Capsular Contracture
- Snoopy Dog deformity
- Animation deformity
- Hypertrophic scarring and/or suboptimal healing
- Previous complications and/or dissatisfaction with results
Breast Revision Recovery
Those who have already undergone a surgery are typically well prepared in terms of what to expect post revision surgery. Though many are surprised to find the second time is easier than the first! Time off work is often as little as a few days and patients are back to most regular routines soon after that. A lightweight surgical bra is recommended for approximately four weeks post surgery. At that four week mark, most patients are cleared to go back to any exercise routines and can go get fitted for new bras!
Breast Revision with Blaine Plastic Surgery
If you are experiencing discomfort or dissatisfaction with the results of a previous breast surgery, or if time has passed and you feel that it is time for a change of your breast implant size or type, Blaine Plastic Surgery in Long Island, Staten Island, and Manhattan is here to help. As a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast surgery, Dr. Blaine is well suited to handle your breast revision, whether it is a straightforward implant exchange or a more complicated correction of a previous surgery. Contact us today to learn more about what a breast revision surgery with Dr. Blaine can do for you.