Description

Breast revision surgery is designed to correct a botched procedure that has either created a cosmetic problem or poses a health risk. This type of procedure usually involves the removal and replacement of breast implants in order to correct a specific complication. The most common problems include capsular contracture, nipple sensitivity or loss in sensitivity, rippling, rupture, or even symptoms of immune system disorders.

Learn more about Breast Implant Revision, and share your story in our Plastic Surgery Forum.

Length

1 to 3 Hours

Side Effects

Directly following surgery, you may experience exhaustion, soreness, and/or stiffness. Possibility of infection.

Recovery

For a speedy and healthy recovery, it is important to carefully follow your doctor’s instructions. Your scars may be pink for several weeks, but should begin fading soon thereafter. Breasts may seem hard and unnatural during the swelling period, but will eventually resort back to a softer feel. During the first few days after breast revision surgery, you should try and keep your arm extension to a minimum (should be raised much higher than the armpit), in order to help prevent the muscle and tissue from stretching and separating. Stitches taken out: within 1 week to 10 days. Return to work: 1 to 2 weeks.

To help obtain the best cosmetic outcomes from this procedure, as well as lessen discomfort and speed healing and recovery, we recommend an all-natural line of supplements to be consumed both before and after the surgery. The supplements will work organically in your body to give you the best overall results.

Risks

(Although you may be undergoing breast implant surgery for the second or third time, the risks are still the same) Possibility of hematoma, capsular contracture, nipple sensitivity or loss in sensitivity, rippling, rupture, symptoms of immune system disorders.

Results

Long-lasting; but you may want to periodically visit your doctor to make sure that your implants are not posing health risks.

 

Technology

(Your placement and incision options are similar to those associated with breast augmentation.) Depending on your preference and the doctor’s recommendation, an incision can be made in any one of the following places: the crease below the breast, around the areola, under the armpit, or, through the naval. He or she will remove the older or non-functional implants with new implants in the same area. Depending on a variety of factors, they can be placed directly under the chest muscle or directly under the breasts. Overall during breast revision surgery, your doctor should be cautious when placing the implant so that it will not have to be revised in the future.

Patient Status

Outpatient -

Anesthesia

General

 

Related Stories

Common Myths About Implants
Board Certification: Making Sense of It All
Breast Implants: Saline vs. Silicone