Breast Revision in Scottsdale, AZ
Breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery procedure performed each year. However, breast implants are not designed to be lifelong devices. Breast implants may have to be replaced or removed to correct complications or to restore the breasts to their original size.
Breast revision is a secondary surgical procedure that corrects unsatisfactory results from a previous breast augmentation by removing the breast implants entirely or replacing the implants with new ones.
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What Are Some Common Breast Implant Complications?
Women may experience a condition called capsular contracture that occurs when the natural scar tissue capsule thickens and constricts around the breast implants. This condition can cause discomfort or even pain and can lead to an unflattering breast appearance that requires removal of the implant, the release of the surrounding scar tissue, and placement of a new implant.
Bottoming out is another condition that may occur after breast augmentation. It is occasionally seen in patients with implants that are too large to be supported by the breast tissue, from the squeezing effect of the muscle, or from the implant stretching the pocket. This complication occurs when an implant slips below the breast crease (inframammary fold). This implant malposition creates breast distortion that requires correction to the breast fold.
After breast augmentation, your breast implants may rupture due to age, wear and tear, trauma, and underfilling or overfilling of a saline implant. Today’s available silicone implants do not leak when ruptured. When a breast implant ruptures or deflates, breast revision surgery can remove the damaged breast implant and replace it with a new, intact one.
Have More Concerns About Breast Revision?
Your breast revision recovery will resemble your breast augmentation recovery; however, most patients feel that their recovery after breast revision is smoother.
You should expect some swelling, bruising, tenderness, and discomfort in the days following your procedure. You may have to wear a surgical bra to support your new breasts as they heal. Very rarely, a drainage tube may be placed under your skin to collect excess fluid that may accumulate after the surgery. You should also plan to rest at home and take several days off of work.
Dr. Spies will provide you with postoperative instructions that will explain when it is safe to return to work and resume exercise.
The level of scarring after breast revision surgery will depend on the techniques used during your procedure. Dr. Spies will attempt to make the incision in the same spot as your breast augmentation incision to minimize scarring.
Any scarring that develops can be concealed underneath clothing and will likely fade over time with the proper care.
Breast revision surgery is performed to improve aesthetic results or correct complications from previous surgeries. Your breasts should appear more symmetrical, proportional, and natural than they appeared before your revision surgery. Having realistic expectations can help you feel satisfied with your results after breast revision.