Am I A Candidate For Breast Revision Surgery?

If you have any concerns (either medical or aesthetic) about your breast implants, please make an appointment for a consultation with one of our experienced surgeons to talk about your goals and develop your personalized breast revision surgery plan. Whether it’s scar tissue, breast drooping, ripples under the skin, or size variations between the breasts, revision surgery can help correct the issue and result in a more normal and healthy outcome. This operation can also help if you are wanting to alter the size, implant styles, or address another aspect of your breasts.

Why Is Breast Revision Surgery Performed?

Some of the most common reasons women undergo breast revision surgery include:

How Does Breast Revision Surgery Work?

Patients who wish to have their implants replaced will undergo a procedure where an exchange of one or both implants may occur. These revision surgeries are generally straightforward. If scar tissue does exist around the implant, an additional step will be taken to remove this. Some patients may require a breast lift during the revision surgery. In addition, a tissue matrix device known as a mesh may be used if added support is needed. The goal of the revision process is to resolve or overcome issues in a way that satisfies the patient’s aesthetic goals.

How Long Is Recovery After Breast Revision Surgery?

Breast revision surgery is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure in an accredited surgical facility. The ease of recovery will depend on exactly what was being done during the revision process. Most women are able to resume their normal work activities after a full week of rest. Exercise will be a gradual process. It may take up to a full year for the scars to begin to fade and for the newly revised breast or chest area to look and feel natural.

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