Breast Revision

What is Breast Revision?

Breast revision surgery focuses on correcting or improving the results of a previous breast augmentation or enhancement surgery. If you’re experiencing complications, or your aesthetic preferences have evolved over time, or you’re simply looking to renew and uplift the outcome of an older surgery, then a breast revision surgery can help you achieve the breasts you want. With the surgeon’s artistry and advanced techniques, breast revision can efficiently address various concerns, offering you another chance at achieving your desired breast appearance and feel.

Breast Revision Real Results

Types of Breast Reduction:

The type of breast reduction technique chosen typically depends on the patient’s breast size, shape, the amount of reduction desired, and other factors. Here are some common breast reduction techniques:

Implant Replacement:

This is for individuals who wish to replace old implants with new ones. This can be due to a desire for a different implant size, type, or material, or due to complications like implant rupture.

Implant Removal:

Some patients opt to have their implants removed without replacement, either for personal reasons or due to complications.

Capsular Contracture Correction:

Capsular contracture is a condition where the scar tissue around the implant tightens, causing discomfort or aesthetic concerns. This procedure removes the scar tissue, and the implant may be replaced if necessary.

Implant Repositioning:

For implants that have shifted out of position, this procedure adjusts the implant pocket to correctly align the implant.

Implant Exchange with Lift:

Some patients might opt for a combined procedure where they replace the implants and also undergo a breast lift to address sagging.

Why Plano Plastic Surgery?

At Plano Plastic Surgery, excellence is our standard. Both Dr. Haidenberg, with his 16 years of experience in cosmetic surgery, and Dr. Yaker, the celebrated force behind Plano Plastic Surgery, have dedicated years to perfecting aesthetic surgeries—from breast augmentations to rhinoplasties and liposuctions. With them, you’re not just opting for transformative results but also genuine care and understanding. Our approach is personal—tailored to every patient’s concerns and desires.

How It’s Done

Breast revision isn’t just another surgery; it’s about refinement and retuning the earlier results to match your desires. Beginning with a comprehensive evaluation, your surgeon will assess your medical history, existing concerns, and desired results.

Like most surgical procedures, breast revision is performed under general anesthesia to ensure patient comfort throughout. The surgical process often involves using existing incision sites to minimize new scarring. Depending on the specific revision needs, the procedure might encompass implant replacement, removal, capsular contracture correction, implant repositioning, or a combination of implant exchange with a lift.

Once corrections are finalized, incisions are meticulously sutured, often using dissolvable sutures, and post-operative care involves dressings, bandages, and supportive garments to facilitate optimal healing. Each procedure is unique, so it’s crucial for you to consult with a board eligible plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime Haidenberg and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Natan Yaker at Plano Plastic Surgery for a detailed surgical plan.

Who is a Good Candidate?

You are an ideal candidate for breast revision surgery if you:

  • Have experienced implant complications like rupture or deflation.
  • Are unhappy with the results of a previous augmentation.
  • Wish to change the size, shape, or type of their implants.
  • Are in good overall health and maintain realistic expectations.

Breast Revision Recovery and What to Expect

Following a tummy tuck, patients can expect:

Immediate Post-Operative Phase

Discomfort and Pain: Patients may experience mild to moderate pain which can be managed with prescribed medications.

Support Garments: A surgical bra is often recommended to support the breasts and minimize swelling.

Bruising and Swelling: Some patients may notice bruising and swelling, but these symptoms are temporary.

Mid Recovery Phase (1-4 weeks)

Activity Restrictions: It's recommended to refrain from heavy lifting and rigorous activities for 3-4 weeks.

Incision Care: Proper care of the surgical site is crucial to avoid complications and improve scar appearance.

Follow-Up Appointments: Routine visits with the surgeon ensure proper healing and monitor for complications.

Long-Term Recovery

Resuming Activities: After the initial recovery period, patients can gradually reintroduce strenuous activities.

Scar Maturation: Over time, and with proper care, scars from the incisions will fade, though they'll remain to some extent.

Final Results: The final outcome of the surgery becomes apparent once the breasts have fully settled, which may take several months.

Potential Side Effects

Sensation Changes: Some patients experience changes in breast or nipple sensitivity, which usually return to normal within a few months.

Scarring: Scars from breast revision surgery will fade over time but will always be present. Proper scar care can enhance their appearance.