If you are unhappy with the results of your initial breast surgery, a revision procedure may be an option for you.
Breast augmentation has a high success rate and can last for up to 15 years. Patients have the option of undergoing breast revision surgery if they experience complications from the primary procedure, are dissatisfied with the results, or had the procedure performed years ago and now require maintenance.
Do you feel your breast implants have changed or that your primary breast augmentation did not meet your expectations? You can think about getting your breasts redone.
The following conditions may warrant consideration of breast revision surgery:
Implants that are sized incorrectly.
gain weight and your breasts stretch.
Are experiencing implant complications such as calcification, leakage, deflation, or rupture.
Lose volume in your implants.
You want a re-lift because it’s been more than 15 years since you had breast implants.
Whether you’re a previous patient or new to the practice, a consultation is essential if you’re thinking about breast revision surgery. You should come to this consultation with a list of questions and concerns, and you should also be prepared to talk about your reasons for treatment, expectations, current medical conditions (including allergies), medications, and use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, as well as your personal and family histories.
In addition to assessing your overall health and risk factors, discussing potential complications, examining and measuring your breasts, and photographing them for medical records, as well as discussing options for incision location, anesthesia, and outcomes, your doctor may also need to evaluate your breasts.
The Vilafortuny group will give you preoperative instructions for your breast revision operation. Before your surgery, you may need to do a few things.
Clinical evaluation and/or laboratory analysis.
The use of a mammogram prior to breast surgery can aid in the early detection of any changes that may occur in the breast tissue.
Make some changes to your current medication regimen or start taking something new.
Do not continue smoking.
Do not take any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
You should make plans for getting back home after the operation.
At Vilafortuny, we perform breast revision on an outpatient basis. Our plastic surgeons are board certified by the American Board of Plastic surgery. As a requirement of ABPS certification, surgeons need to undertake advanced fellowship training and should be able to demonstrate expertise in plastic surgery.
You will be given anesthesia before and during the operation. Your plastic surgeon will advise you on the best form of anesthesia, which may range from intravenous sedation to general anesthesia.
Breast revision surgery can involve one of two types of incisions, depending on factors like the size and shape of your natural breasts, the size and type of breast implants you want to use, your personal preference, and the preference of your plastic surgeon.
A horizontal incision is made in the crease where the lower breast meets the chest wall during an inframammary procedure. Below or above the muscle, a saline or silicone implant can be placed.
When getting new implants to replace old ones, periareolar incisions are the way to go. After making incisions around the areolas and exercising the scar tissue, the surgeon will remove the old saline or silicone implants and replace them with new ones.
After the surgery, your plastic surgeon will be available to answer any questions you may have and will also give you detailed written instructions.
Home care after surgery is planned.
Drug orders and prescriptions.
Scheduled followup visits.
mammography after breast cancer surgery.
Bandaging your breasts after surgery is common practice in order to limit post-op pain and discomfort. It’s normal to feel some discomfort in the days following surgery; your doctor can prescribe pain medication to help. While the average woman can go back to work after a week, it’s best to avoid any strenuous physical activity for at least two weeks. Scarring is unavoidable, but the incision lines will fade over the next few months.
Also, there are risks associated with any type of surgery: bleeding, infection, and adverse reaction to anesthesia are rare, but they can happen. You can reduce your chances of experiencing complications by carefully following your pre-and post-operative care instructions.
Your plastic surgeon will make an incision and then move your nipple to where you want it. Excision of skin around the areola can shrink it if that becomes necessary. When a woman has extremely large, drooping breasts, her surgeon may suggest removing the nipple and areola and relocating them higher up on the breast.
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Dr Mario Trelles is a seasoned, highly recognised general surgeon and plastic aesthetic and reconstructive surgeon. He is president of the European Society Laser Aesthetic Surgery …