For a variety of reasons, many women choose to have breast implant revision surgery, which can enhance the look and feel of breast implants after a previously performed breast enlargement surgery.
Dr. Lee B. Daniel is board certified in both general surgery and plastic surgery and has helped thousands of women achieve the aesthetic results they want with the help of breast implant revision. Known as one of the top breast enhancement specialists in Oregon, Dr. Daniel and his team at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery take the time to listen to your personal goals so you can achieve the beautiful look you deserve. To learn more about whether breast implant revision surgery is right for you, please contact our office in Eugene today.
Breast implant revision is one of the more technically difficult breast enhancement surgeries because it involves more complex issues and considerations than an initial breast augmentation. That’s why your pre-operative consultation is more important than ever when it comes to updating your breast implants.
During your initial consultation, you can discuss your reasons for pursuing breast implant revision with Dr. Daniel and his staff, as well as your ideal breast appearance and any concerns you may have. If you’re unsure of the final results you’d like to see after breast implant revision, Dr. Daniel can recommend an approach suited to your needs and preferences.
Breast implant revision gives women a second chance at achieving their ideal breast augmentation results. While some patients have breast implant revision to resolve implant malfunction or malposition, most simply choose to update their implants with a new size or type.
Some of the most common reasons to undergo breast implant revision include:
Increasing or decreasing cup size
Switching from saline to silicone or vice versa
Capsular contracture (scar tissue that causes the implant to feel hard)
Breast implants have shifted in position
Breast tissue has changed in shape or volume
After the patient has been anesthetized, Dr. Daniel uses strategic incision placement to minimize the appearance of scars. There are a variety of possible techniques involved in implant revision surgery, depending on the type of revisions that are required.
Breast implant revision can also be combined with a breast lift to bring a higher, more youthful position to the bust line or to further assist in correcting implant malposition.
Patients are typically able to walk around unaided on the day of surgery, and most can return to non-strenuous work within seven to 10 days. Dressings are removed after a few days, but patients often need to wear a special post-surgical bra for a few weeks to prevent undue strain on the tissue.
You should avoid getting the incision site wet, and take care to follow all of Dr. Daniel’s post-operative instructions. Initial bruising, swelling, and discomfort will gradually fade over the following several weeks.
After your breast implant revision, you should notice an immediate change in the way your augmented breasts look and feel, including an improvement in any issues you previously experienced.
Dr. Daniel’s refined breast implant revision techniques are designed to create results that are naturally beautiful and long-lasting, allowing you to enjoy your breast augmentation for many more years to come.
To learn more about your options for breast implant revision surgery in Eugene, please contact our plastic surgery practice, which is conveniently located near the Oakway Center. Check out this supplemental material for additional information:
Breast implant revision surgery is a procedure or combination of procedures performed to correct a previous breast augmentation, improve an unsatisfactory result or update your breast implant size. These improvements may be needed because of age-related changes or because you’ve decided you’d like a different look than what your previous surgery delivered. Different options that may be suggested as part of your implant revision include changing implant type (saline for silicone, for example), increasing or decreasing implant size or removing implants entirely. Depending on your goals, Dr. Daniel may also suggest additional procedures, such as a breast lift, for the best outcome.
The best candidates for breast implant revision surgery should be in good health overall and have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with the procedure. Women who are dissatisfied with the outcome of a previous surgery, unhappy with their implant size or who are experiencing complications with their implants can find great satisfaction and improved quality of life from a revision breast augmentation.
Minimizing scarring is an important goal with breast implant revision. Whenever possible, Dr. Daniel will work with existing scars to meet this goal. You can discuss incision placement with Dr. Daniel ahead of time so that you’ll know what to expect. In the instances where some additional incisions are necessary, most women feel that the benefits of the revision procedure far outweigh concerns over scarring.
Although breast implant manufacturers do have some recommended lifespans, breast implants do not come with a specific expiration date. Typically, as long as you’re still satisfied with your results and there are no signs of complications with your implants, there’s no need to replace or remove them. However, if you’ve decided you would like smaller or larger implants or there are signs of an implant leak or rupture, you should discuss breast augmentation revision with your plastic surgeon.
Recovering from a revision procedure is fairly similar to the recovery of the initial surgery, but it’s typically a bit shorter and involves less discomfort. As with your initial procedure, you’ll wear a supportive garment after surgery and limit your physical activity for several weeks.
Insurers can sometimes cover implant revision procedures, particularly if the revision is needed due to problems that affect your overall health. Because insurance providers vary greatly in what they may or may not cover, we recommend calling them ahead of time to check the details of your policy. Our office will work with you to make sure you have any documentation you’re requested to provide to your insurance company.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Daniel is trusted by people who want a meticulous, deeply caring doctor.