Breast revision surgery is performed to improve or repair previous breast implants. This can involve removing or replacing previous them.
Breast augmentation is the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedure. The majority of women who wish to enhance their breasts with saline or silicone breast implants are very happy with their results. But as with any surgical procedure, breast augmentation comes with potential risks and complications that can result in an undesirable outcome. In other cases, the surgery is performed correctly but the patient is unhappy with the size of her breasts. In any case, breast revision can be performed to achieve a more desirable breast appearance.
The board certified plastic surgeons in the Franciscan Health network are known for their extensive training, skill and compassionate approach when treating breast revision cases. Breast revision is tailored to meet each patient’s unique concerns in order to achieve the desired outcome.
Ideal patients for breast revision are women who:
Breast revision surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis, under general anesthesia. The details of the procedure vary, depending on the root of the problem and the patient’s anatomical needs. Breast revision can be performed for the following reasons:
Generally, recovery from breast revision is similar to the initial breast augmentation recovery. Breast soreness and tenderness is normal and should subside after a few days. Pain medication is prescribed to minimize discomfort during recovery. Patients will need to wear a surgical bra to help control swelling and support the healing tissues. Rest is key during the first week of recovery; patients will need to take at least one week off work.
Vigorous activity, including exercise, bending and lifting, should be avoided until cleared by the plastic surgeon.