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What Is Breast Revision Surgery?
Breast revision surgery is a surgical procedure that’s designed to help women who aren’t happy with the results they obtained from an initial breast augmentation. This technique requires close attention to detail and an artistic vision to properly address the issues you’ve been experiencing and improve the overall look of the breasts.
Reasons to Undergo Breast Revision Surgery
Women may consider undergoing breast revision surgery for several reasons. After years have gone by, the natural aging process can cause changes in the body that may require us to reshape the breast implant pocket to reposition the implant. It can also be helpful for improving the implant material, changing the size, fixing a rupture, treating pain from capsular contracture, and correcting problems associated with a previous augmentation.
Candidates for Breast Revision Surgery
Breast revision surgery is an excellent option for women who have undergone breast augmentation in the past but are not happy with the end result or have experienced difficulties associated with the implants.
During your initial consultation, Daniela Atencio, MD, will perform an examination of your breasts, discuss what you should expect from the breast revision, and go over your medical history to help determine if breast revision is a good option for you. During this time, she will also provide you with detailed instructions that you will need to follow in the time leading up to the surgery. It’s imperative that you follow any pre-operative instructions given to ensure the best end result.
The Breast Revision Procedure
Breast revision is performed as an outpatient procedure with the use of general anesthesia. The technique used will depend on the amount of correction required to achieve the desired look. In some cases, other cosmetic procedures like a breast lift may be used in conjunction with breast revision surgery to achieve the desired look.
What to Expect After the Procedure
After Daniela Atencio, MD, makes the necessary corrections, she will cover the breasts with bandages and a surgical bra to reduce swelling. In addition to the swelling, you will also experience some bruising and general discomfort during the first week of recovery. These symptoms will fade as you heal, and we can provide you with medication to help you feel more comfortable.
During your recovery period, you should take a week off from work and refrain from participating in strenuous physical activities for two to three weeks. Follow-up sessions will be scheduled so we can guide you through to a quick recovery.
Contact Our Office
If you’re unhappy with the results of your breast augmentation, Daniela Atencio, MD, can help address your aesthetic concerns with a breast revision surgery. She will gladly walk you through the process and address any questions or concerns you have along the way. Contact our office to schedule your consultation today.