Options for Breast Revision
January 23rd, 2018 | Posted in: Breast Augmentation, Breast Enhancement, Breast Health, Breast Implants, Breast Reconstruction | Tags: Breast Augmentation, breast implants, Breast Reconstruction, breast revision, fat transfer, nipple reconstruction, tissue reconstruction
While the goal of every breast augmentation surgery is to provide you with exactly the results you imagined, you may become dissatisfied with your outcome, or experience complications from a previous surgery, and may require breast revision surgery. For breast revision surgery options from the top plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, get in touch with Dr. Chiu today.
Choices such as implant size, type, and placement can have a significant impact on the resulting breast appearance, perhaps making the breasts look overly augmented or disproportionate to the body. Breast revision surgery can improve these miscalculations and give you better looking results.
As far as the healing process goes, many factors impact your healing including the possibility of infection, the way your breast pocket heals, and the weakening of natural breast tissue over time. Complications can develop weeks, months, or even years after surgery. No matter if it is just a minor complication that affects the breasts’ appearance or a major one that requires medical attention, breast revision surgery can help correct the problem.
Restoring the look and feel of your body when you require breast revision surgery can also help boost your confidence. When things just don’t look right, it can be a blow to your ego. Coming in to fix the problem can significantly help raise your self-image.
Breast reconstruction is a cosmetic surgery which “restores or enhances a woman’s breast shape in one or both breasts.” Women typically seek breast reconstruction after mastectomy, injury, or birth defect. Breast reconstruction can restore the natural feminine figure that most woman want to possess. Candidates for breast reconstruction surgery include women who have gone through some form of cancer treatment (mastectomy), and others who did not fully develop during puberty.
There are various reconstruction options, which include:
Breast Implants: either silicone gel or saline implants create excellent results for patients looking to create shape and volume of the breast.
Fat Transfer: fat can be removed from other parts of the body through liposuction and injected into the breast. This is only for patients with enough available donor tissue.
Breast Reduction or Breast Lift: In some cases where only one breast is affected, a patient may want to lessen or lift the size of the other breast to create symmetry.
Nipple Reconstruction: During breast reconstruction, the nipples may be removed and then replaced surgically. In other cases, there may be birth defects where the nipples did not develop normally during puberty. Nipple reconstruction surgery can make the nipple symmetrical to the size and shape of the breast.
Tissue Reconstruction: this is a very well-known method by which tissue from the patient’s abdomen, back, or thighs are transferred to the breast. You may or may not choose to add breast implants as a part of this surgery.
Fixing Ruptured Implants
Some causes of ruptured implants are:
• “Normal aging of the implant
• Damage to the implant during surgery
• Stress or trauma to the breast area
• Capsular contracture
• Overfilling / under-filling of saline implants”
Before going in to surgically fix your ruptured implant, you should stop smoking as well as stop taking all anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen, since they can cause excess bleeding. The surgery takes place under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis, and only takes a couple of hours. The doctor removes the ruptured implant, as well as any leakage, through a small incision, and puts in a new implant through the same incision. Although it is probably safe to return to work after about a week, you should avoid strenuous activity or exercise for 4-6 weeks after your surgery.
Top Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery is a full-service plastic and cosmetic surgery practice, led by the surgical expertise of the top plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, Dr. Gabriel Chiu. Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, Inc. and Dr. Gabriel Chiu is honored to be the recipient of the 2008, 2009, and 2010 Patients’ Choice Awards.