Revisional Breast Surgery

Revisional Breast Surgery

Improving What You Already Have

Breast surgery is a common procedure that many women undergo. However, sometimes breast surgery can result in unsatisfactory results. When this occurs, revisional breast surgery may be necessary to correct the problems. This is a procedure performed to correct problems that were not corrected by the original breast surgery. This type of surgery can fix deformities, asymmetry, and other problems.

Types of Revisional Breast Surgery

Revisional breast surgery is a procedure used to fix breast implant problems. These problems can include implant rupture, capsular contracture, and symmastia. This surgery can also be used to change the size or shape of the breasts. This surgery can be performed on either saline or silicone implants. Several different types of surgery may be performed based on the individual’s needs.

Some of the most popular types include:

  • Implant Replacement

    This is a procedure in which the implant is replaced with a new one.

  • Breast Lift

    This is a procedure that lifts and reshapes the breasts.

  • Implant Removal

    This is a procedure in which the implant is removed from the breast.

  • Breast Augmentation

    This is a procedure in which breast implants are inserted or removed.

  • Fat Grafting

    This is a procedure in which fat from another part of the body is transferred to the breast.

  • Breast Reduction

    This is a procedure that reduces breast size.

Risks Of Revisional Breast Surgery

Some risks are associated with surgery, including implant rupture and symmetry problems. It  can also cause infection, bleeding, fluid collection, implant displacement, and scarring. There is also a risk of developing blood clots and nerve damage following surgery.

Reasons To Have Revisional Breast Surgery

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 286,000 breast implant revision surgeries were performed in the United States in 2015. This means that about 1 in every ten breast implant surgeries is a revisional surgery. The most common reason for the surgery is capsular contracture. Capsular contracture happens when the scar tissue around the implant becomes too tight and squeezes the implant, causing pain and discomfort.

There are many benefits to the surgery. Some of the most common reasons for having this surgery are to fix:

  • Breast implant displacement
  • Breast implant deflation
  • Capsular contracture
  • Rippling or palpability of the implant
  • Asymmetry
  • Wrinkling of the skin around the implant
  • Infection
  • Pain

This type of surgery can correct all of these problems and give you a smooth, symmetrical, and natural-looking breast.

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