Dissatisfaction with your breasts or complications from your previous breast augmentation may mean that you require breast revision surgery. While the goal of every breast augmentation surgery is to provide the patient with her ideal breasts, the reality for some women is less than perfect. Breast revision surgery is designed to treat a number of common issues that can affect women following their breast augmentation. Dr. Chiu performs every breast revision surgery with the goal of achieving the desired breast look and feel to improve patients’ confidence in their breast appearance.
There are some breast augmentation choices that can be difficult to make, and the wrong decision can result in an unsatisfactory breast appearance. Choices such as implant size, implant type, and implant placement have a big impact on your resulting breast appearance, and sometimes the breasts can appear noticeably augmented or disproportionate to your body. Breast revision can improve your previous breast augmentation results for a better breast appearance.
Many factors can impact your healing process, and complications can develop weeks, months, or years following surgery. Complications after breast augmentation go beyond infection. The way the breast pocket heals can affect the appearance of your breast implants, and breast tissue can weaken over time and impact the integrity of your breasts. Whether it is a minor complication that alters breast appearance or a major complication that requires immediate medical attention, breast revision surgery can correct the issue while ensuring your health and safety.
When a complication or other issue arises after breast augmentation surgery, it can be difficult to feel confident in your appearance. Some women may even feel more self-conscious than they did before their surgery. A number of complications can cause your breasts to lose their attractive aesthetics or to become painful. Correcting breast complications not only improves your breast appearance, but it can also restore your confidence in the look and feel of your body.
Your breast revision recovery will feel similar to the recovery from your original breast augmentation. A band and a compression bra will be placed over the breasts to reduce swelling and bruising. It is important to get adequate rest during your initial recovery.
Most women have the stamina to return to work and resume their normal routine within seven days of their surgery. However, you should still avoid strenuous physical activities.
Patients can resume light physical activities, but should avoid exercises or lifting objects that place pressure on the chest.
Patients can fully resume their normal exercise routines, including chest exercises.
At Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Inc., Dr. Chiu can recommend the procedures that will help you achieve the results you want, based on your individual needs.
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If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts after augmentation, you should schedule a revision consultation. If you are experiencing a medical complication such as an implant rupture or capsular contracture, contact your doctor immediately.
In most cases, your original breast augmentation incision can be used for your revision surgery. This prevents the need for additional incisions and further scarring.
If you are replacing both implants, you can choose to change implant material to help you achieve your desired aesthetic. However, if you are only replacing one implant, you will need to keep the replacement implant the same material as the contralateral breast implant.
An implant rupture occurs when the integrity of the implant shell has been compromised and the substance from inside the implant begins to leak. A saline implant rupture is immediately noticeable; your breast will appear deflated. Silicone implants will leak slower, and ruptures must be identified through an MRI.
Women with naturally large areolas or whose areolas have increased in size since their breast augmentation may feel that their areolar appearance affects the look of their breasts. Decreasing the size of the areolas can help create a more balanced and attractive breast appearance.
After breast augmentation, a thin layer of scar tissue naturally forms around the breast implant during the healing process. In some cases, this scar tissue can harden and begin to contract around the implant. If this occurs, the implants are squeezed and will feel hard. In severe cases, capsular contracture can be painful.
Implants can be placed either under the glandular tissue or under both the glandular tissue and the pectoral muscles. Implants that are placed under just the glandular tissue are more prone to developing visible implant edges and a more noticeable breast slope. If you don’t like the appearance of your breasts with subglandular implant placement, you can choose to move them to a submuscular placement.
If your breasts are still too small or now too large following your breast augmentation, you may feel frustrated by not being able to achieve the size you desire. You can choose to adjust the size of your implants by replacing the poorly sized ones for an implant size that better suits your body’s frame and your aesthetic goals.
Implants that move laterally or medially can affect the appearance of your breasts. The movement of your implants can be caused by weak breast pockets that don’t properly hold the implants in place.