Breast Revision and Implant Removal Surgery in Austin, TX with Dr. Venkata Erella
Breast augmentation surgery is an intensely personal decision for anyone. It may be just one step in a long journey toward achieving a dream, or it may be a procedure someone has dreamed about having for decades. When it comes to shaping the ideal treatment plan for a patient, the personal reasons behind your decision to have surgery matter. At Aspira Plastic Surgery, we believe the personal reasons that drive you to seek a consultation should shape every aspect of your subsequent treatment plan. When it comes to a breast augmentation revision and possible implant removal, that is why we start the whole process by asking about your “why.”
There are many reasons that someone who has had breast augmentation might later choose to have revision surgery, and their implants replaced or removed altogether. Dr. Venkata Erella, our practice’s double board-certified plastic surgeon, believes in taking a patient-centric approach to breast revision surgeries that starts with the patient’s goals and safety first. Building a treatment plan around your ideal lift, implant, or look, and then working our way back to the present, is truly one the best ways to make sure that you are satisfied, whether this is one step in your journey or the final stop.
Breast Revision and Implant Removal at a Glance: What You Need To Know!
Having a breast revision or implant removal surgery with Dr. Erella offers several distinct benefits:
- Breast revision and implant removal surgeries look to first remove or replace existing breast implants, and then either insert a new implant or reposition the breast with a breast lift.
- Breast revision and implant removal surgeries aim to restore a more natural, youthful, and lifted appearance to your breasts.
- This procedure targets a number of issues that stem from breast augmentation, including aesthetics, implant rupture or rippling, asymmetrical breasts, capsular contracture and many other problems.
- Dr. Erella is double board-certified, highly trained, and has performed many successful breast revisions and implant removal surgeries over the years.
- Dr. Erella’s methods are safe and cost-effective in the area and produce high patient satisfaction. His loyal patients love their results!
- Dr. Erella takes a personalized approach to patient care, partnering with his patients to make sure they are safe, heard, and comfortable. He personally meets with every patient for their consultations and will be there to answer any questions you may have along the way.
What are the Most Common Reasons for a Breast Revision or Implant Removal?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed each year in the United States. In 2018 alone, there were about 400,000 breast enhancement and reconstructive surgeries performed, many including the placement of breast implants. In fact, over the last two decades, the number of breast augmentations performed annually has more than doubled.
With the sheer number of breast augmentations and implant placements occurring every year, it stands to reason that some people might be unhappy with their original results. Additionally, they may want to improve their look after years of aging and environmental damage have taken their toll. In any case, breast revision surgeries that often involve removing and sometimes replacing implants are elected for a variety medical, personal, and aesthetic reasons.
Some of the most common reasons for a breast revision surgery include:
- Unhappiness with a previous breast augmentation surgery
- An implant rupture
- Capsular contracture (when scar tissue around an implant shrinks, causing pain or an unnatural look)
- A shift in your own concept of the ideal breasts for your body
- Significant weight loss
- To improve the appearance of breasts after pregnancy
- A desire to increase or decrease breast size or volume
- To correct breast asymmetry
- To achieve a more natural look
- Health complications such as breast cancer
- Replacement of older breast implants with newer materials
- Symmastia (implants placed too close together)
The approach in each breast revision surgery will be unique to meet each patient’s specific needs and desires.
Breast Implant Removal
Your initial reason for revision surgery will influence the desired outcome. Common scenarios our patients often share with us include:
Breast implants really took off in popularity in the U.S. during about the mid- to late-1960s. Implant trends, like any other type of fashion, have changed quite a bit over the years. Because of this and other personal factors, some people choose to have breast implants removed and replaced with implants more to their liking. Some also have breast implants removed entirely in favor of other procedures, such as a breast lift, that achieve a different look than implants.
When you decide to have a breast augmentation, the last thing on your mind is probably having surgery to have your implants removed. For any number of reasons, however, people change their minds about decisions. Lifestyles, careers, and many different stressors can influence someone’s thoughts about having implants removed or replaced with something that makes them happier or healthier.
A plastic surgeon should explicitly tell you before any breast augmentation that breast implants are not meant to be permanent devices. As a result, they will need to be examined about every 10-15 years. Although rare, leaks and some complications may also occur with implants, requiring removal. Certain types of cancer may necessitate a medical breast implant removal for the safety of the patient.
Breast Revision and Implant Removal Surgery Outcomes
During a breast revision surgery, it’s common to also have implants removed. This doesn’t happen in every revision surgery, but a breast implant removal procedure, whether it’s for personal, aesthetic, or medical reasons, typically has one of three outcomes:
- Breast implants are removed and replaced with newer implants
- Breast implants are repositioned with the adjustment of the tissues surrounding them
- Breast implants are removed completely
Personalized Care. Honest Approach.
Dr. Venkata Erella is double board-certified, highly respected, and takes a patient-centered approach to care that has made him a valued member of the Austin, TX community for many years. Contact us today to learn how Dr. Erella can help you reach your ideal look!
Am I a Candidate for a Breast Revision and Implant Removal?
Breast revision and implant removal, like any other surgical procedure, requires the patient to:
Significant weight loss or gain will affect the way implants and breast lifts are displayed by your body’s natural frame. Breast revision or implant surgery can be done either before or after having kids depending on the specific nature of the issue. Dr Erella will guide you through this process and explain it in detail during the time of the consultation.
In addition to routine health concerns, it’s good to take time to consider what you want your breast revision surgery to be. Do you want a more natural look, or is the texture and feel of your implants the most important factor to you? Ask yourself important, deep questions, and let the answers guide you from the initial consultation through the recovery. Dr. Erella will be there to help you at every step of the way.
Your Breast Revision and Implant Removal with Dr. Erella
At Aspira Plastic Surgery, it is our goal to treat patients as if they are members of our family. We strive to deliver a personalized, friendly, and comfortable experience for every patient who walks through our doors in Austin, TX. We often begin your plastic surgery experience with us by focusing on your education surrounding your desired procedure. If you know how to prepare for surgery, have an idea of what to expect, and thoroughly understand the ins and outs of your procedure, you are better equipped to recover and achieve genuinely remarkable results safely.
If you are considering a breast revision surgery for cosmetic, medical, or any number of personal reasons, please contact Dr. Venkata Erella and the team of breast revision experts at Aspire Plastic Surgery in Austin, TX. You can call our practice at (512) 730-3885 to schedule a surgical consultation, or you can conveniently send us a message through our website if you have questions or concerns.
Breast Revision and Implant Removal FAQ
You will be able to resume your normal activities within one week of the procedure. Dr. Erella will give you a comprehensive list of instructions to follow in your pre-op meeting to make your recovery as smooth as possible. He will also be available if you have any questions about your recovery, and will also be able to provide you with a prescription for pain medications to make your recovery process more comfortable. You should avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous activity for several weeks after your surgery.
Although each patient will heal differently, you should see some of the results immediately. You will be able to see your full results after you have healed completely, which will take up to several weeks.
Dr. Erella recommends that you wear a compression garment after your surgery to make your healing process more comfortable. He will work with you to find the most comfortable option for you.
Although there are potential complications to any surgery, Dr. Erella is an expert and is prepared for any complications. Dr. Erella values patient safety above all else and would not perform any surgery that he would not feel comfortable performing on one of his own family members.