As the number of women undergoing breast augmentation continues to increase, so does the need to revise a previous breast surgery. Over time, our bodies can begin to change due to certain factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging, and weight loss. This can also cause the appearance of a woman’s breast implants to change. Breast revision surgery can treat imperfections and complications that have developed following an initial breast augmentation resulting in a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing appearance.Have a Question
Why should I consider Breast Revision surgery?
Some women may need breast revision surgery to correct medical issues that arise due to improper healing or significant trauma. Others may be unsatisfied with their current implants and desire a larger or smaller size. The need for breast revision may also be related to changes in the tissue caused by weight fluctuations and pregnancy, which can lead to an unflattering and unbalanced figure. Breast revision surgeries can be complex and may involve either removing scar tissue, replacing the implant, repositioning the implant, adjusting the pocket, and sometimes adding tissue to support the implant where the natural support has been lost.
Am I a candidate for Breast Revision?
Whether you need to replace your implants for medical or cosmetic purposes, Dr. Friedlander’s expertise and experience can help enhance the look and feel of your breasts. Ideal candidates for breast revision surgery must be in good health, have realistic expectations, and relate to one or more of the following issues:
- Capsular contracture
- Implant displacement/malposition
- Dissatisfaction with current implants
- Excess skin
- Breast deflation
- Desire for explantation
- Breast asymmetry
Amy talks about her Breast Revision with Dr Bev.
How is my Breast Revision surgery performed?
Breast revision surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. During your consultation, Dr. Friedlander will examine the condition of your breasts to determine the best surgical technique for your procedure. For minor to moderate cases, the implant will be gently removed from the affected breast. The new implant is then placed and repositioned inside the breast pocket. However, patients with more severe issues such as capsular contracture will require Dr. Friedlander to remove the affected scar tissue prior to replacing the implant. A breast lift may need to be performed as well during any revision surgery. Women who choose to have their implants removed entirely will need to undergo implant explantation to revert their breasts to their former, pre-augmentation size.
Before and After Photo
Breast Implant Revision
Performed to treat superior displacement of implants. 500CC Silicone Implants were used to replace her 250CC Implants.
Cup Size Before: 38B
Cup Size After: 38D
* Individual results may vary.
What will my recovery process be like after a Breast Revision?
Following your surgery, you will be asked to wear a surgical bra to protect your new shape. Swelling and bruising will occur but should resolve after several weeks. You may also experience some moderate discomfort after your surgery. Dr. Friedlander will prescribe an analgesic to minimize the pain and help make your recovery as comfortable as possible. You will be asked to avoid all strenuous activities for a minimum of four weeks after surgery, or until Dr. Friedlander has cleared you.
What results can I expect from Breast Revision surgery?
Generally, the results are long lasting and leave you feeling beautiful and confident about your new breasts. However, significant weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and other factors can affect your overall results. Be sure to maintain a healthy and balanced diet and schedule frequent visits with Dr. Friedlander so she can monitor how your breasts are healing. Your final results should become apparent after a few months.
What risks and side effects are involved?
As with most surgical procedures, there may be some risks involved with breast revision surgery. These includes:
- Change in skin sensation
- Poor wound healing
- Capsular contracture
Schedule a Breast Revision Consultation
If you are interested in breast revision surgery or would like more information, please contact our New Jersey practice at 973-524-7124.