Breast revision generally involves the replacement or removal of old silicone gel or saline implants. This can also change the size of your implants and/or correct any issues from your first breast augmentation. This allows the implant material to be updated and the implant pocket on your chest to be reshaped. All of these changes can also restore a younger breast contour and appearance. When you come to the Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center for your consultation, your doctor will evaluate your cosmetic concerns and then customize a plan for your specific needs.
The Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center currently offers three main types of breast revision:
In this procedure, the doctor will make an incision and remove not only the implant but also any scar tissue that may have formed around it. This is usually combined with a breast implant replacement.
This procedure is usually done right after implant removal. The doctor will switch out your implants for a newer or completely different model, such as changing from silicone to gel. You can also choose to get larger or smaller implants during this time.
During this procedure, excess skin will be removed, tightening the surrounding tissue. This will then lift your breasts. Also known as mastopexy, this procedure can also happen after breast implant removal or replacement.
Like any other part of your body, breast implants can change size or shape as time passes, often as the surrounding breast tissue also changes. This can make you feel less satisfied with the appearance of your breasts. Undergoing breast revision will also allow you to update your implants, change the style of your implants, and alter the size of your breasts (bigger or smaller). This is particularly an issue for someone who has experienced weight fluctuations that have stretched or contracted the skin.
Breast revision can also help with chronic pain you might be experiencing from your body reacting to the implants in the form of capsular contracture, or a tissue contraction around the implant. It’s important to note that implants can rupture and leak. Breast implants should be replaced every 10 to 15 years. A breast revision surgery can refresh and correct issues that may arise with breast implants.
Breast revision is considered outpatient surgery. Surgery times vary, but they can last up to three hours long. You will be under IV sedation or general anesthesia for the duration.
Most commonly, the doctor will make incisions under your breasts (inframammary) or around your areolas (periareolar) for implant removal or replacement. A breast lift may also involve a vertical incision. The doctor will remove the implant and associated scar tissue via the incision. If a new implant is added, then the doctor will insert and place the implant afterward. Once your incisions have been closed by the doctor, you’ll be sent to a recovery room to allow time for you to come out of sedation. You’ll also be monitored to make sure there are no complications from the procedure.
After you return home from your breast revision procedure(s), you will need to take several days off of work to keep the stitches in place.
It’s also important to avoid your normal physical activity, particularly lifting (such as children), shopping, and housework. You’ll also want to avoid driving until the seatbelt is not painful to wear. It may take up to two weeks before you’ll be able to return to your regular routine, and up to another two weeks before you can participate in any heavy physical activity. It will also take at least two weeks for bruising to heal and up to six weeks for swelling to completely subside.
There will be swelling after your procedure that will take around six weeks to subside. During this time, your breasts will soften and begin to feel more natural. It can take up to six months to a year for your new breasts to feel normal.
After over 40 years of service, the Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center has the experience and expertise to help you find confidence in your appearance and restore your self-esteem. If you would like to know more about breast revision, call or email for your consultation today.
If you have had a breast implant and it has begun to leak, changed position, or caused a painful buildup of scar tissue, then revision surgery can correct these issues. You can also update your implants to a larger or smaller size at the same time as well.
The Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center requires that patients interested in having breast revision in Temecula meet for a consultation to establish their eligibility. The best candidates have already had breast implants, are in general good health, and are nonsmokers.
If this is elective surgery, most insurance providers do not cover the costs. However, if there is a medical reason for the surgery (such as cancer), then it is possible to get the procedure covered.
Oftentimes, breast implants come with a warranty. While the implant may be covered, the cost of the surgery may not be, though it’s possible some costs may be covered. In addition, the Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center offers payment and financing plans to help cover the procedure.
Many patients report some level of pain directly after surgery that can be managed with pain relievers. Soreness and bruising are also likely and can last up to three weeks after.
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