Breast Revision Surgery
Breast revision surgery (or breast implant revision surgery) is performed to either remove or replace the breast implants. This procedure can change the size or type breast implants you have or correct complications which may have occurred during the primary breast augmentation. Implant revision is also performed to fix any asymmetry between right and left breast, followed by breast augmentation.
Breast revision also helps women who have lost one or both breasts due to illness or injury. Breast revision can either be done through using a silicone or saline device to reshape breast, or through using tissue from a patient’s neck, back, or buttocks. This procedure typically involves two or more operations and multiple follow-up visits.
During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision around the nipple. The surgeon then removes, changes, or repositions the implant and adjusts the surrounding tissues. Patients may be advised to wear surgical bra after surgery until full recovery.
Any woman can be a candidate for this procedure providing they understand the risks and the limitations of the surgery. If you are planning to lose a substantial amount of weight, it is advised you do so before surgery. Generally, you should be healthy, abstain from smoking, have completed breast development, and do not take any medications that may interfere with blood clotting. Some women have found it difficult to breastfeed after undergoing a breast revision.
There are several different levels of breast revision available. Based upon your desired results, your surgeon will recommend the procedure best suited to you. Be sure to discuss any concerns or questions you have with the doctor so your experience can be tailored to your needs. Some versions are more or less invasive than others, some have shorter recovery times, and some have more or less dramatic results. All of these factors must be taken into consideration prior to your surgery.