Revision surgery can improve the aesthetic results of a previous breast augmentation, breast lift or breast reduction. With this type of procedure, a cosmetic surgeon can help you switch breast implants, lift the breasts or correct an unexpected complication that has occurred.
If you are not satisfied with your breast surgery results from a previous surgeon, a revision procedure with Dr. Jacob Haiavy may be right for you.
When To Consider Breast Surgery Revision
There are many possible reasons to seek out a revision surgery. Most patients are unsatisfied with a previous breast augmentation, either due to an aesthetic imperfection or an unwanted complication like capsular contracture. Possible reasons for revision may include:
- Increase or decrease breast implant size
- Switch from saline to silicone implants
- Visible scarring from surgery
- Breast implant rupture or deflation
- Complication (Capsular contracture, symmastia, nipple malposition)
Reasons for a revision vary widely and range from simple to complex in nature. During a consultation at Inland Cosmetic Surgery, we will discuss your concerns about a previous breast surgery and determine whether revision can help meet your goals.
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How Does Revision Surgery Work?
Methods for your revision will vary depending on your needs and the reasons for revision. Breast implant removal or exchange is a relatively simple process that requires about 1 hour of operating time. The doctor often uses the same surgical incisions to access each implant. The most significant concern with breast implant removal is the potential for an unsatisfactory aesthetic outcome. Fortunately, there are techniques (such as breast lift surgery) that can address these concerns and provide a better aesthetic result.
Surgical correction of breast surgery complications is a more complex side of revision surgery, especially in cases of capsular contracture or infection. These situations require the expertise of an experienced breast surgeon. Revision surgery for these cases often involve techniques that repair the breast implant pocket using a tissue substitute like Alloderm or Strattice.
In all cases of revision surgery, the goal is to address your concerns and safely provide the best possible aesthetic outcome. Although recovery time varies, many patients who undergo simple revision procedures discover that the healing process is quicker than their first breast surgery.
Contact Inland Cosmetic Surgery in Rancho Cucamonga (Southern California) for more information on breast surgery revision procedures with Dr. Jacob Haiavy. All surgical procedures are performed in our state-of-the-art surgery center located in Rancho Cucamonga, in the heart of the Inland Empire and convenient to Upland, Ontario, Fontana, Montclair, Claremont, and Riverside, California. We can also meet with patients at our satellite offices located in Victorville and Beverly Hills, CA.