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Breast Revision Surgery: What to Know

Breast procedures are some of the most common types of plastic surgery, but many patients require a second surgery years after to refine their results, resolve complications, or gain a different outcome from their original surgery. In these cases, breast revision surgery can be performed. Dr. Erella of Aspira Plastic Surgery regularly performs this procedure and can help you achieve your ideal results through effective and safe surgery. Before you decide to undergo breast revision surgery, there are a few things you should know.

What is Breast Revision Surgery?

Breast revision surgery is a procedure to correct or change the appearance of a previous breast procedure. This may include breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, or breast reconstruction. Generally, breast revision surgery is intended to create a natural and proportionate look for the breasts. It may be chosen if the body has changed, if the patient is no longer happy with the look of the breasts, or if there are complications regarding the implants such as a leak or rupture or capsular contracture.

Why Do Patients Choose Breast Revision Surgery?

Over time, the natural aging process can result in sagging, even among those who have breast implants. In addition, changes in the size of your breasts or body, due to weight gain or loss, hormonal changes, or other factors, can mean that the breasts are no longer in proportion with the body.

In addition, it is not uncommon for patients to encounter complications with their breast implants that require removal or replacement. Implants may rupture or leak, meaning that they must be removed and replaced with new implants. If you choose, you can also replace the defective implant with another size, shape, or type. Capsular contracture can also occur, in which the scar tissue surrounding the implants hardens and puts pressure on the implant. In these cases, the scar tissue and implant must be removed.

Finally, some patients choose breast revision simply because they no longer feel happy with the appearance of their breasts after a previous procedure. There is a growing trend of patients exchanging their implants for a smaller, more natural-looking size or removing them altogether, for example. If the results of a previous breast procedure simply no longer fit your tastes or lifestyle, a breast revision may be a suitable option.

Am I a Candidate for Breast Revision Surgery?

Before choosing breast revision surgery, patients must be generally healthy overall. In addition, it’s important that you can clearly define and explain your goals for the procedure and reason for choosing it. Dr. Erella will guide you through reasonable expectations so that you know what to expect from your results.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn if breast revision surgery is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Erella at Aspira Plastic Surgery in Austin, Texas. Call our office at (512) 593-7699 or request an appointment online to get started.

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