Due to age, complications with your implants, or even lifestyle changes, there may come a time, when you want to pursue breast augmentation revision surgery to regain satisfaction with the appearance of your breast implants.
Considering Breast Augmentation Revision
Breast augmentation revision surgery may be appropriate for patients who already have breast implants and have developed issues such as:
- Capsular contracture – the breast tissue hardens because of a thick scar forming around the implant
- Rupture of the implant – the implant may deflate, leaving you with asymmetrical breasts
- Double bubble – a groove develops between your breast tissue and the implant, giving the appearance of your breast sitting on top of the implant
- Rippling – irregularities in the surface of the implant that can bee see or felt through the skin
- Dissatisfaction with implant size – preventable and correctable with detailed discussions about size and expectations for your results
- Thinning of breast tissue – because of aging, pregnancy, or breastfeeding, the implants may become more visible and less natural looking
- Sagging of breasts – due to aging, sun damage, or smoking, the breast skin may lose elasticity and cause your breasts to sag
Preparing for Breast Augmentation Revision
The first step in preparing for a second surgery is to meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Garcia, to discuss what issues you are having after your first breast surgery and talk about your expectations for a second surgery.
Plastic surgery will never achieve perfection, but it can enhance your figure and bring you greater confidence living in your body.
Knowing the Risks
As with breast augmentation, a revision surgery comes with the same risks of developing the issues listed above. That is why it is important to choose an experienced, qualified plastic surgeon to perform your revision breast surgery.
Understanding the Procedure
A revision breast augmentation surgery is very similar to breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Garcia will make an incision to remove the old breast implant and create a pocket for the new implant.
The surgery generally lasts from one to two hours, depending on the type of revision necessary. You should have a friend or family member available to drive you home from surgery and care for you for the first couple of days. You can expect to return to work in one to two weeks, depending on the demands of your job.
To explore the breast augmentation revision surgery options available to you, call Julio Garcia, MD, Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic today at (702) 870-0058 to schedule your consultation. We welcome patients throughout the Las Vegas area and throughout the world.