What is Breast Revision Surgery?
When a patient is unsatisfied with a previous breast procedure, breast revision surgery is necessary to set things right. Breast revision is no single procedure, but rather describes any number of procedures designed to correct a complication associated with breast implants.
Women who decide to have a breast revision enjoy the benefits, especially when done by an established, practiced surgeon like Dr. Andres. By choosing to have a breast revision in Scottsdale with Dr. Andres, you will finally be able to have the look you desire and deserve.
What concerns can breast revision address?
- Hardened scar tissue – (also called capsular contracture). This can cause your breasts to feel hard or look distorted and even askew.
- Asymmetrical nipples – Some breast augmentations leave women with uneven nipples or implants, in size and/or placement.
- Deflated implants – While this particular phenomenon is far less likely with today’s improvements, it can happen where an implant bursts, which can result in sagging looking breasts.
- Improperly positioned implants – This occurs when an implant is positioned too high or too low on one’s chest, and sometimes too close together. This can happen with inexperienced surgeons.
Capsular Contracture Treatment
Sometimes, it can occur after a breast augmentation procedure where women find that one or perhaps both of their breasts have become hard, appear asymmetrical or shift in positioning or feel tender to the touchLEARN MORE
Breast Implant Removal
When you decide to have a breast augmentation, it is unlikely that you thought you’d get your implants removed at any point in time. However, for one reason or another, some women do decide to have their implants removed.LEARN MORE
Breast Implant Exchange
Sometimes, in life, we come to a point where we feel like we need a change. While a lot of women don’t necessarily think they’d want a breast implant exchange after their initial breast augmentation, it is not uncommon.LEARN MORE
En Bloc Capsulectomy
Occasionally, after having a breast augmentation procedure some women find that one or both of their breasts have become hard, sensitive to the touch and appear asymmetrical. This can be due to what is called capsular contracture.LEARN MORE
About The Procedure
Standard breast revision surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, using IV sedation or general anesthesia, which is exclusively delivered under the care of a board-certified anesthesiologist. In the interest of performing breast revision surgery in Scottsdale, Dr. Andres will repair any complications that may have transpired from the earlier breast augmentation. After resolving said complications, Dr. Andres will proceed with the breast augmentation procedure, and securely place your new breast implants.
Am I a candidate for breast augmentation revision?
Women who are unhappy with their breast implants or have other concerns are candidates for breast augmentation revision in the Scottsdale & Phoenix area with Dr. Andres. Ideal candidates for this procedure should meet the following criteria:
- Are in good health
- Do not have a serious medical concern, such as a bleeding disorder
- Do not smoke
- Are not pregnant or nursing
- Have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with breast revision surgery
- Are not taking or can safely stop taking blood-thinning medications
Before & After Breast Revision with Dr. Albert Andres
Breast Revision Recovery
Once you’re out of breast revision surgery, you will be allowed to return home. Your breasts will be carefully bandaged, to promote proper healing and avoid any chance of infection. You may experience some bruising and swelling for the first week or so. This is very common. Typically, patients feel ready to return to work within approximately one week. That being said, you should avoid any heavy lifting or arduous activities for 4 to 5 weeks, following your surgery.
During your breast revision consultation
Dr. Andres will want to discuss your particular goals, regarding physical enhancement and breast revision, during your consultation. In doing so Dr. Andres will be able to create a surgical plan that fits your needs. You’re encouraged to voice any questions or concerns about your procedure to Dr. Andres during your consultation, so that he may have the chance to properly address them. It is important that you are comfortable with your decision for a breast revision. Dr. Andres’ goal is to ensure you receive ideal results from breast revision surgery.
If you would like to learn more about the different options available to you for breast revision in Scottsdale, you can request a consultation online. Or if you prefer, you can contact the office directly and one of our staff members will be able to assist you in scheduling an appointment.Schedule a Consultation