Breast revision surgery is performed to improve the look and/or feel of the breast(s) at any time after a primary breast surgery. Even if a primary breast surgery is executed perfectly as planned, there is still a chance that breast revision surgery may be needed at some point. Complications may develop, or changes may occur after pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or naturally over time that cause the breasts to look or feel differently than the patient desires. Breast revision surgery corrects any of these problems to provide youthful, more attractive breasts.
Breast revision surgery may be performed to:
- Correct a complication
- Exchange for a different implant type, shape, or size
- Move implant location (under/over the muscle)
- Permanently remove implants
- Improve breast symmetry
- Lift the breasts and/or nipple and areola
During your consultation, Dr. Morales will evaluate your needs and desires to determine the best technique for your breast revision surgery.
Breast revision is performed on an outpatient basis with general anesthesia. Through an incision, the pocket around the existing breast implant will be altered, and Dr. Morales will reposition, remove, or exchange the implant. The specific procedure steps will vary depending on the reason for breast revision and the goals of the patient.
The recovery process for breast revision is similar to the recovery for breast augmentation. After the procedure, the breasts will be bandaged and wrapped in a compression garment. Patients should limit their upper body/chest movement to reduce any strain on the operated area. Most breast revision patients are able to return to work within a week of surgery, but they should avoid strenuous activities and exercises for at least four weeks.
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If you are considering breast revision surgery, please call (214) 827-8407 or fill out our online contact form today. Dr. David Morales is a board-certified plastic surgeon and looks forward to helping you achieve more youthful, attractive breasts that will give you the confidence you deserve.